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Theo was diagnosed with a brain tumour (Pilocytic Astrocytoma or JPA) at just the age of two. Due to the tumour being too dangerous to remove, Theo endured 19 months of chemotherapy with endless trips to the hospital for blood transfusions, checks up and endless overnight stays.
The Brain Tumour Charity has just launched a research funding opportunity to establish a Research and Innovation Centre for Paediatric Low Grade Brain Tumours. This ongoing funding will be the first of its kind in the UK and Europe.
It will present a real opportunity to bring about changes to children living with a brain tumour. The centre will bring together multi-disciplinary team of experts in the field to focus on one area. It has the potential to unlock the development of better diagnosis and treatments of children with low grade brain tumours.
Lily’s parents have kindly shared their story about the journey they’ve been through over the last couple of years. Lily’s diagnosis was an accidental find. When she was 4 years old, her left eye started to drift off occasionally in an ‘odd’ direction which after a few routine appointments, she was eventually diagnosed with a squint that they assured her parents could be corrected by surgery.
However one day, on the off-chance, one of the Doctor’s at their Swindon hospital advised she should have a CT scan as the squint was in an ‘abnormal direction’, assuming it was all just a precaution as Lily had no other symptoms of anything more sinister…Read more.
There are about 150 new cases of childhood low grade gliomas every year in the UK which is the most common type of brain tumour out of the 130 different types out there. This is a first of its kind research funding opportunity to establish a Research and Innovation Centre for Paediatric Low Grade Brain Tumours in the UK and Europe, and with your support we can understand better how to manage and improve the lives of children.
Distance – 95 miles
Cycling north-westerly out of Milan Torino (Turin), the home to the Italian Royals.
Distance 70 miles
The Maritime Alps will set the scene as we cycle towards Cuneo.
Distance 75 miles
A tough series of climbs and descents as we head towards the French Riviera.
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