Mesothelioma researchers and scientists, doctors, and patient advocates are working hard to eradicate mesothelioma as a fatal disease. They work around the world at an intense pace, developing new and more effective treatments, making new discoveries about the disease, and testing better detection methods that may help diagnose mesothelioma in its earlier stages—giving patients a greater chance of survival.


A total of 11 countries are now taking part in a study to address the urgent need for a new approach to treating pleural mesothelioma. So far, 8 clinical trial sites (research centers) are planned for the UK. These research centers are being set up to “investigate a way of targeting cancer stem cells for people diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma,” according to The Herald Scotland.


When the recruiting schedule becomes available, the National Health Service (NHS) UK will report locations and any other pertinent information. Potential participants should speak with their physicians regarding eligibility for the trial and/or continue checking the NHS’ mesothelioma clinical trials search for updates.


About Pleural Mesothelioma


Pleural mesothelioma accounts for around 60% of all mesothelioma cases and it affects the pleura (lining of the lungs). It may take 10 to 60 years after exposure to asbestos for any symptoms to develop. Because of this long latency period, many victims are not diagnosed until after the age of 50. Unfortunately, this long latency period also means that many victims will not be diagnosed until the later stages of the disease. To learn more about the latency period, visit for more information.


Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include shortness of breath, chest pain under the rib cage, unexplained weight loss, painful coughing, and unusual lumps of tissue under the skin of the chest. You may be at risk of developing mesothelioma if you were in the military or worked in construction, shipbuilding, steel mills, mining, railroads, power plants, plumbing, automotive manufacturing & repair, and more. Even firefighters are at risk.


Getting Help


If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma, contact your physician immediately to get tested. For more information about this asbestos-related disease, request a free copy of 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma at You can also contact the legal team at MRHFM today on its website or by calling 866.373.5000 for a free consultation with an experienced mesothelioma attorney. MRHFM is the largest firm exclusively devoted to helping mesothelioma victims and their families.