With your help, a world first development in treating mesothelioma happening right here in WA could offer new hope for patients like Ken and their families.
Ken thought he was still going strong at 65. He was working at an aged care home in Busselton and he wasn’t ready to retire. He wanted to work for another five years.
Little did he know he had a deadly killer hiding in his lungs - mesothelioma - a lethal cancer caused by asbestos.
Mesothelioma is deadly. Australians diagnosed with it generally survive only about 11 months. And WA has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world.
But with your help, a world first development in treating mesothelioma happening right here offers new hope for patients and their families.
Professor Anna Nowak
Professor Anna Nowak is a world leading clinical researcher in mesothelioma based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and The University of Western Australia. She is currently working to understand which patients get the most benefit from a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
One national clinical trial has already been completed and has had exciting results.
A new treatment could be available in as little as two or three years!
But we need your help. Please donate today.
This year’s appeal is dedicated to Ken and the Wright Family.
A caring husband and proud father beloved by all who knew him, Ken wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure. Be part of a world first treatment for mesothelioma by making a gift today. Every advance could give a patient like Ken and his family a few more months or even years together.