Pediatric Cancer

Hope for men left infertile by childhood cancer [Video]

Men left infertile by childhood cancer treatment could become fathers thanks to revolutionary fertility transplants. Scientists will seek permission in the new year to begin clinical trials of the treatment in humans for the first time. Cancer is affecting growing numbers of children, with cases in the UK rising by 24 per cent since the 1990s. Scientists believe increased pollution is partly driving the rise. Experts said the transplants would bring ‘real hope’ to boys who have to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy before puberty, which can damage their ability to make sperm in adulthood. Since 2016, scientists in Edinburgh and Oxford have been freezing biopsies of healthy testicular tissue from children with cancer before they start treatment. If permission is granted for trials to go ahead, it will be the first time they have been able to re-implant these tissue samples back into cancer survivors. ‘We are all very excited about it,’ said Professor Rod Mitchell, lead

Lung Cancer

BBC viewers left in tears after grandfather, 75, dies of lung cancer on climate change documentary [Video]

Richard, 75, from Kent, who appeared on BBC2’s The People V Climate Change said that he wasn’t convinced by the science or that a 1 metre rise in sea level would really be an issue.