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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Weʼre raising £60,000 to Fund a 4 year PhD fellowship into leiomyosarcoma of the uterus and support further research into this deadly cancer

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Nicky Asbury was an inspiring, warm, intelligent and vibrant woman who lived life to the full. She developed the rare, poorly known but deadly leiomyosarcoma of the uterus (a fibroid gone rogue) in early 2015. Despite 4 surgeries and 3 separate chemotherapies, she died on 1st July 2016. Nicky worked in palliative care as a psycho-oncologist, helping people with cancer deal with the psychological issues that they faced. She also worked as an academic with Newcastle University and has published a number of papers on the subject. Our family have agreed to raise half the cost of a 3-year PhD fellowship and Newcastle University have agreed to fund the other half. The Fellowship holder will undertake research into this rare cancer with the hope of improving prevention, diagnosis, understanding of its molecular biology or treatment. We will work with clinicians and academics to raise the profile of this cancer, to encourage NICE to develop guidelines on its diagnosis and management and improve the outcome - which at present is very poor with no good treatments other than surgery.

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    • Elizabeth Plummer

      Elizabeth Plummer

      Mar 17, 2017

      Hi Mark. Chris and I are sorry we can't make the Ball. All the best - Ruth and Chris


    • Rosanna Smailes

      Rosanna Smailes

      Mar 10, 2017

      Here is the money from our coffee morning. We raised £310 which we split between 2 charities very close to my heart. We had fun too and got to eat lots of cake!


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