NHS pays for Bradford girl, nine, to undergo cancer treatment in the US

A nine-year-old Bradford girl is jetting off to the US today to start ten weeks of intensive cancer treatment to hopefully rid her of a brain tumour. Paris Somma has already undergone three bouts of major surgery at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds since being diagnosed with a pineal gland tumour in December. The procedures have failed to completely remove the tumour, so she is now travelling to a clinic in Oklahoma for a course of proton beam therapy, a type of radiotherapy that uses high-energy beams of protons to destroy cancer cells.

Telegraph & Argus