Our aims

Our main objective is to sponsor and promote vital research into the causes and treatment of mesothelioma. We also campaign to raise awareness of the disease and the dangers of asbestos and we support activities for people with mesothelioma and their carers.

Most recently, we have committed just under half a million pounds to research projects on gene therapy (King’s College, London), immunological-based therapies and a chemical compound which targets mesothelioma cells (Greenwich University). Follow this link for more information about these projects.

A fuller account of our research projects can be read by following this link.

The JHMRF was a founding member of the Mesothelioma Charter in 2007. While progress has been made, some of these issues are still to be resolved.