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‘THERE IS HOPE FOR JEAN-CHRISTOPHE’ Mum shares miracle tale of baby daughter who beat rare cancer, despite being told there was ‘no hope’

A MUM whose baby was given “no hope” of survival from a rare form of cancer has shared the incredible tale of how her daughter beat the disease, against all odds. Dawn MacGlashan, 47, and husband John, 53, were devastated when one of their twins, Lilly, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – the same condition son

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Drugs watchdog in human rights claim

The NHS drugs watchdog has been accused of breaching a UN convention on children’s rights in a hearing that could pave the way for more high-priced medicines to become available in Britain. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) decided this year not to recommend a treatment for neuroblastoma in children, a cancer

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NICE TO HEAR APPEAL ON REFUSAL OF CHILDREN’S CANCER TREATMENT First Appeal Against NICE Decision by a Charity – Full Hearing Today

Embargoed to 00:01 hours Friday 30 September 2016 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will today hear an appeal against its decision not to recommend a treatment that is proven to significantly increase the chance of survival for children in the UK diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer. This is the first

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CHARITY CLAIMS NICE ‘UNFAIR, UNREASONABLE AND EXCEEDING POWERS’

As NHS Funds HIV Prevention Drug, Appeal to NICE on Childhood Cancer Drug Made Public The announcement today that the High Court has overturned NHS England’s refusal to pay for an HIV prevention drug after a charity launched a legal challenge, raises questions about how funding decisions are taken. Solving Kids’ Cancer, a charity for

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CHALLENGE TO DENIAL OF CHILDREN’S CANCER TREATMENT

Appeal against NICE Decision to Deny Dinutuximab to UK Children A children’s cancer charity will today appeal against a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decision on dinutuximab, a drug that would give a greater chance of survival to children in the UK diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer. The appeal challenges the

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Oscar Knox Cup set up in memory of the little boy we will never forget

The annual golf tournament has already got the backing of Carl Frampton and Paddy Barnes A number of our biggest sporting stars are lining up for a new event in memory of the little boy who touched all of our hearts. Brave Oscar Knox will never be forgotten and now the Belfast boy is to

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Little Eileidh fronts charity appeal after overcoming cancer

A Moray four-year-old who overcame a high-risk childhood cancer has been chosen to front a summer charity appeal. Eileidh Paterson, from Forres, is championing the Solving Kids’ Cancer group’s “Be a Bucketeer” campaign, which encourages volunteers to carry around collection buckets to raise funds in the fight against the illness. An image of the youngster,

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Chester’s Anya Bentham launches children’s cancer appeal

A Waverton girl who has survived cancer has launched a charity appeal. Anya Bentham, five, was signed up by Solving Kids’ Cancer to launch the Be a Bucketeer campaign. The charity aims to double the number of its bucketeers throughout the UK and Ireland to raise vital funds and help children like Anya beat neuroblastoma.

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Marks Sattin and Morson take part in ‘Tough Mudder’ for charity

A team from High Holborn-based recruitment agency Marks Sattin and 20 employees from Morson’s London office took part in the London West ‘Tough Mudder’ event last weekend (Saturday 30th April 2016) to raise money for charity. The Marks Sattin team were raising money for Solving Kids’ Cancer while the Morson team were raising money for

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A four-year-old’s brave fight against cancer – and how you can help

Just days before his fourth birthday, Farid Elshahawy was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Now, as he lies in his hospital bed undergoing gruelling treatment, Farid’s family are launching a campaign to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to take him abroad for a vaccine which could save his life. The

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