On Sunday July 14th 2019, we have 75 children (some as young as 5 years old) walking up Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. They have been training hard for months now and are challenging themselves to their limit to raise funds for children with brain tumours. OSCAR's PBTC is helping children undergoing treatment for brain tumours right now as part of the SIOP PNET5 trial. Co-funded with The Brain Tumour Charity, the trial aims to find out if children with certain types of tumour can receive less toxic chemotherapy and a lower dose of radiotherapy without reducing their chance of survival.
CEO of OSCAR's PBTC, and Oscar's mum, Marie Hughes, knows
first-hand how much damage can be caused by the standard radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment. Watch the video of her explaining it all here - https://youtu.be/U39FIRiJe_c