Cheryl Lenny, Research Networks and Partnerships Manager, British Lung Foundation has worked at the BLF since 2017. She leads on supporting BLF-funded mesothelioma research and has developed and launched the charity’s Mesothelioma Research Network (MRN). The MRN aims to speed up research progress by bringing researchers together to share knowledge, skills and resources. Ultimately, this will improve outcomes for people living with mesothelioma. Cheryl’s passion for mesothelioma research comes from losing her paternal grandfather to mesothelioma back in 2004.
Cheryl will deliver a presentation titled “Mesothelioma research and the Mesothelioma Research Network” at the UKATA Asbestos Conference, taking place at The Jurys Inn, East Midlands Airport 4th July 2019. The conference is complimentary to all UKATA Members, and a small charge is applicable for non members.
Her presentation will describe the investment the British Lung Foundation has made in mesothelioma research, and gives examples of research projects that have recently completed and that are ongoing. It will also describe the charity’s Mesothelioma Research Network, how it works and the impact it is having so far.
The British Lung Foundation have been researching lung conditions for 30 years, and it remains at the heart of what they do. Their aim is to improve care and to prevent, treat and cure lung diseases.
2017 – 2018 figures released by BLF reveal that £2.7 million has been invested in research.