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Father welcomes “wonderful” medulloblastoma breakthrough

A founding Brain Tumour Research Trustee and Member Charity Chairman has welcomed the recent findings from our Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London. 

Nigel Boutwood welcomed the “wonderful news”, which could see a breakthrough in the way that children with medulloblastoma brain tumours are treated in future, during an interview on BBC South East Today on 26th April. Click below to watch the clip.

Credit: BBC South East Today

Nigel set up Charlie’s Challenge, a Member Charity of Brain Tumour Research, after his son was fortunate to win his fight with a high-grade medulloblastoma in 1994. Charlie underwent surgery which removed around 75% of the tumour, followed by gruelling radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Nigel said: “When Charlie was going through his treatment, it was horrible to witness many families losing their children because of brain tumour. It led us to set up Charlie’s Challenge to help improve outcomes for children diagnosed with a brain tumour. We feel incredibly lucky that Charlie made a full recovery and is enjoying life as a young adult.”

Having been at the forefront of brain tumour campaigning since 1993 when Charlie was diagnosed, Nigel remains passionate about giving something back to the brain tumour community and finding a cure for this dreadful disease. Charlie’s Challenge has raised more than £1,000,000 to help fund research into childhood brain tumours.

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