Missing Microbes 'Cause' Childhood Cancer

Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most eminent scientists. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) affects one in 2,000 children. Prof Mel Greaves, from the Institute of Cancer Research, has amassed 30 years of evidence to show the immune system can become […]

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? Update On Little Fighter KENZO ?

Little Fighter Kenzo Phillips was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in February 2016, at a mere 8 months of age. Kenzo has gone through much in his short lifespan, including harsh chemotherapy treatments, and has seen more hospitals and doctors than any child should… Earlier this month LFCT celebrated with Kenzo and his family at […]

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Pioneering Genetic Therapy Cures One-Year-Old of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)

A one-year-old girl, tiny Layla Richards, has become the first person in the world to receive a “designer” immune cell therapy to cure her aggressive “incurable” cancer. Layla was a mere 14-weeks-old when her mother, Lisa Foley, noticed that Layla’s heart was beating rather fast and that she was constantly crying and hardly eating. Doctors […]

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Are we Close to a Cure for Leukaemia?

Leukaemia is a cancer that occurs when abnormal blood stem cells (immature white blood cells) are produced in the bone marrow. Normally white cells develop, repair and reproduce in an orderly fashion. The leukaemia cells do not mature, and therefore are not able to function as immune cells, but they keep on dividing in the […]

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Bone-Marrow Urgently Needed for Muhammad

With today being #NationalBandanaDay2015, we thought it an apt day to appeal to everyone to become a Bone Marrow Donor, and to get tested to see whether you are possibly a match for our Little Fighter Muhammad who desperately needs a Bone Marrow Transplant after relapsing after 3+ years last month. Muhammad Ebrahim Hussein was […]

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Happy Birthday to & Please Pray for Muhammad

  It is Muhamad Hussein’s birthday today, which should be a joyous occasion, but a few days ago Muhammad and his family received the news that nobody wants to get after 3+ years… Muhamad Ebrahim Hussein was born on 15/09/09. From the age of 6 months his parents began noticing that he was not always that […]

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Researchers Identify Gene Mutation That Raises Risk Of Nerve Damage in Leukaemia Patients Using Vincristine

Important research from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital regarding the use of the anti-cancer drug Vincristine, often used for treating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)   Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified the first genetic variation that is associated with increased risk and severity of peripheral neuropathy following treatment with a widely used anti-cancer drug. Investigators also […]

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Precision Medicine Study Reveals New Subtype of Childhood Leukaemia

New hope for Childhood Leukaemia? Research being done at UC San Francisco, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Oregon Health & Science University is very encouraging… A new study of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that primarily affects young children, has revealed that the disease has two distinct subtypes, and provides preliminary evidence that about 13 percent […]

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