Mesothelioma

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 17th February 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 23 January (HL4065), what grant applications were made to the Medical Research Council over the last 10 years for mesothelioma research, including in each case the specific types of grant application; which were successful and which unsuccessful; and what were the applying organisation and the individual values of each successful and unsuccessful grant application.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The information requested is in the tables below. I am unable to provide any further details beyond those given here for unsuccessful applications due to the need to maintain the confidentiality of applicants.

Successful applications

Year

Application type

Principal Investigator / Project Title

Research Organisation

Amount awarded

2010/11

Fellowship

Dr E K Sage - Genetically Modified Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

University College London

£247,617

2010/11

Fellowship

Dr M Phillips - The Effect of Tumour Microenvironment on Arginine Deprivation in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Queen Mary, Univ of London

£235,748

2012/13

Fellowship

Dr C Rooney - Modulating Beta-1 Integrin Activation as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy in Malignant Mesothelioma

King's College London

£251,643

2013/14

Research Grant

Professor P Elliott - MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health

Imperial College London

£992,471

Unsuccessful applications

Year

Application type

Amount requested

2004/2005

Research Grant

£207,206

2006/2007

Research Grant

£220,285

2007/2008

Fellowship

£1,116,827

2008/2009

Fellowship

£205,561

2009/2010

Research Grant

£793,311

2010/2011

Fellowship

£221,260

2010/2011

Fellowship

£134,987

2011/2012

Research Grant

£744,656

2013/2014

Research Grant

£404,860

2013/2014

Research Grant

£322,217

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