16 May 2018

Mother of boy with cancer pleads with Jeremy Hunt

Health and Social Care Correspondent

The mother of a little boy who died from a rare form of childhood cancer has appealed to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene in a funding row over a drug which could cure other children. Gemma Lowery, whose six-year-old son Bradley suffered from neuroblastoma, wants an antibody treatment to be made available on the English NHS. But the health watchdog NICE has voiced concerns about the drug’s long-term benefits and its price.