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Mum Hopes Baby’s Stem Cells Will Help End Son’s Cancer Nightmare

Elijah is three. He likes dens, jigsaws and PAW Patrol. He is also 1 of the 95 children to be diagnosed with Neuroblastoma each year in the UK and 1 in 10 million to suffer from OMS (‘Dancing Eye Syndrome’). After five rounds of chemotherapy and harrowing surgical experiences, Lauren...

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Brain Tumour Research Wear a Hat Day 29 March 2018

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer Wear a Hat Day, organised by the charity, Brain Tumour Research is entering its 8th year on a high. In Parliament, MPs including Jeremy Corbyn, Amber Rudd and Iain Duncan Smith have worn charity...

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Blood cancer made visible by London installation

Make Blood Cancer Visible is an installation by Paul Cocksedge that gathers 104 three-dimensional letterform sculptures forming a typographic forest of names. The installation represents the 104 individuals that are diagnosed with blood cancer every day,1 raising awareness and shining a light on their experiences by exposing their individual stories....

Pioneering £110,000 stem cell trial treatment saved the life of an army medic

When army medic Katrina Brown returned from a three-month tour in Basra, Iraq, in 2003 she was relieved to get home safe and sound.. but four years later she began to feel ill. Katrina, 32, ended up battling for her life after being diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease,...

Stem cell transplant for Leicestershire twins with Krabbe Disease

Twin boys from Leicestershire are to thought to be the first children in England to receive a stem cell transplant for an incurable disease. Seven-year-olds Luis and Kian King have the rare Juvenile-onset Krabbe Disease, which causes loss of motor skills and severely shortens life expectancy. A database of...

City of Hope Launches Stem Cell Therapy Clinic to Fight Incurable Disease in New Ways

In the field of cancer, patients have had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy as options. Now, as City of Hope officially opens the Alpha Clinic for Cell Therapy and Innovation, patients battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases have another option: stem cell-based therapy. The Alpha Clinic, which officially opened...