I am humbled that we are here today to launch Children with Cancer UK’s new £1.5M fund, to support the deployment of Precision Medicines across children’s cancers. Precision Medicine will target specific cancers in children.
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Louis had three years of chemotherapy, steroids and other medication. We gave him daily and weekly chemotherapy at home. He lost 20% of his body weight. My family and I feel very honoured to be here today for the launch of Precision Medicine and feel very positive about the future.Our Chief executive, Cliff O’Gorman said:
The theme for today is helping to increase the number of children surviving and to provide kinder treatments. This is a dream for me and for many others in this room – that we can make a difference over the next few years with Precision Medicine.Professor Louis Chesler, who is leading this Precision Medicine research said:
The project has two components: it’s going to take advantage of the very rapid changes in technology and the ability to sequence the genes and the genetic changes that drive these tumours to grow. Treating patients in a professional fashion will maximise the chance that these drugs can be effective and can extend survival.
Louis and Grace explain Precision Medicine
Louis' Appeal - almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK
Help fund an exciting new approach to fighting childhood cancer called Precision Medicine. This type of treatment uses genetics to help doctors tailor treatment to the individual tumours found in children.Read more