New Service Transforms Childhood Cancer Treatment

  Children with cancer in the UK are to benefit nationally from a service which for the first time will allow doctors to personalise their treatment. The therapeutic drug monitoring service, developed by Newcastle University experts, allows clinicians to obtain vital information about how much chemotherapy individual young patients should receive. Youngsters diagnosed with cancer, […]

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Honouring Caleb Tristan van der Westhuizen – ^Forever 5^

Caleb Tristan van der Westhuizen was a normal, beautiful little curly-haired young lad of 4, whom his parents were very proud of, when he was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in September 2015. Caleb underwent various treatments for his cancer, including various operations as well as undergoing Chemotherapy and Retinoid Therapy  (Retinoids are chemicals that are related to […]

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Low Cost Cancer Treatment Centre Targets Low Income Groups

As an oncologist at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Catherine Nyongesa knows the suffering that cancer patients go through waiting for between six months to a year for treatment. Despite being the national referral hospital, KNH has only two radiotherapy machines — the only ones in the entire public health sector. Only a few can afford […]

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Xuané… a Reason to Smile Part 16

Xuané Niewenhuis 17 August 2006 – 24 October 2014 Forever ^8^ Xuané… a Reason to Smile By: Theresa Botha Nieuwenhuis 2014 (continued) My phone went mad but I did not even have the strength to read all the messages never mind still answer them. I understood that people were concerned and wanted to extend their […]

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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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