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WEB REVIEW – Adrian, 12, launches £10k appeal for PT in the US

Adrian Secareanu and his parents with members from Kids'n'Cancer
Adrian Secareanu, 12 years old, has been diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma, a tumor located in his neck and jaw. He needs to raise £10,000 to support treatment for a rare form of cancer in the US. Following several operations to remove the tumor, Adrian is due to travel to Florida for proton therapy to stop it returning in a more aggressive form. He is expected to spend at least three months in the US. He will receive treatment at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville after the National Specialised Commissioning Team and the Proton Therapy Clinical Reference Panel agreed to cover the cost of the treatment through the NHS.     Charity Kids 'N' Cancer has launched an appeal to raise £10,000 to fund his family's expenses during... Full article

Generosity of hometown secures Proton Therapy for British boy in Boston

Alexander Novakovic, 7-year-old is undergoing proton therapy at MGH
Plans are under way for the first Proton Therapy centers to open in the United Kingdom in 2017. But Jasmin Novakovic, a mother from Aylesbury, couldn’t wait four years. Her 7-year-old son, Alex, has brain cancer. Terminal brain cancer, her local National Health Service (NHS) physicians informed her. A medulloblastoma. Despite surgery and chemotherapy, the doctors told Jasmin, “ ‘The cancer has spread... Full article