Campaigners in the UK are demanding more funding from the government for asbestos cancer research.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (United Kingdom) – Activists in the UK are working to get more government funding for research on asbestos cancer. As reported by the BBC News, many argue that mesothelioma is the least researched of top cancers in the UK, and more than 20,000 signatures have been gathered on a petition requesting that a specialist research center be created.
John Edwards, who chairs the British Mesothelioma Interest Group, is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “Funding at present is woefully inadequate – it’s among the worst resourced fields in cancer research… We need a radically different approach. We have to accept that we are seeing an explosion in cases and that there’s no guarantee they will suddenly start to tail off. All the main parties accept this is a disease we have to confront. At the end of the day £5m is really not a lot of money for something so urgent.”
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