Little girl can receive treatment in America after her rainbow campaign raised £170,000

Residents and businesses in Merthyr Tydfil have raised the money needed so five-year-old Mia Chambers can go to America for a clinical trial A fundraising drive, which has seen an entire Welsh town unite for a little girl suffering from cancer, has topped £170,000. In recent weeks shops, businesses, cars, and homes in Merthyr Tydfil

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RACE AGAINST TIME Family of boy, 4, battling same cancer as Bradley Lowery have just months to raise £200,000 for ‘revolutionary new vaccine’ to stop tumours returning

Jacob Jones, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was two, has already battled the disease twice THE FAMILY of a four-year-old boy have just months to raise almost £200,000 for a “revolutionary new cancer vaccine” to stop the tumours returning. Jacob Jones was diagnosed with a rare aggressive cancer called neuroblastoma, which is the

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The inspirational and lovely reason why Merthyr Tydfil is covered in rainbows

It’s all for a poorly little girl who’s being called the ‘Rainbow Warrior’ Anyone visited this Valleys town in the past few weeks and wondered why it is covered in rainbows? Merthyr Tydfil has been flooded with rainbows for weeks. Bows made from coloured ribbon have been decorating countless cars, businesses, schools, gates, front doors,

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Oscar’s memory lives on with drug trial cash

The family of little Oscar Knox, whose battle against neuroblastoma captured the hearts of Northern Ireland, have thanked #TeamOscar for helping secure an innovative new drug trial for other children diagnosed with the same condition. Oscar was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma in November 2011. When treatment options ran out in the UK, a public fundraising

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Wee Oscar Knox legacy helps fund ground-breaking drugs trial

The trial will happen in the US and Europe in the hope of delivering a less toxic cancer treatment for kids  A ground-breaking new drugs trial is to be delivered in 17 hospitals across the US and Europe thanks to funding from the Oscar Knox Appeal. Now the legacy of wee Oscar, who died after

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Oscar Knox’s parents hail donors for making new drug trial reality

The parents of Oscar Knox – the little boy from Mallusk who captured hearts around the world before passing away from cancer – have thanked donors for the £60,000 that will help fund trials of what could be a pioneering new drug. Wee Oscar, as he became known, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2011. His

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Dinutuximab beta receives positive recommendation for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma in Europe

EUSA Pharma today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion in favour of marketing authorization for the antibody ch14.18/CHO, Dinutuximab beta, for the treatment of children aged 12 months and above, who have previously received induction chemotherapy and achieved at least a partial

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Braintree family launch public appeal for cancer-beating clinical trial in a bid to save their son

Adam and Kerry, from Braintree, have launched an appeal with Solving Kids’ Cancer in the hope of raising £192,000 by August to secure a place on a clinical trial in America for their son that could prevent his aggressive cancer from returning. Four year old Jacob was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive paediatric cancer, aged

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Little Eileidh Paterson’s family in search for ways to stop cancer coming back

A Moray youngster who is battling cancer has travelled the length of the UK as her family searches for ways to prevent the disease returning. Eileidh Paterson was first diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma two years ago, but she overcame the illness last summer and embarked on a series of trips to America aimed at

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APPEAL ON REFUSAL OF CHILDREN’S CANCER TREATMENT UPHELD Solving Kids’ Cancer Successfully Challenges NICE Decision

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today announced that it has upheld the appeal by Solving Kids’ Cancer against the Institute’s decision not to recommend dinutuximab for treating high-risk neuroblastoma. The decision on whether to recommend dinutuximab will now be referred back to the Appraisal Committee for reconsideration. Solving Kids’ Cancer

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