Callum wins drug battle

Callum Flynn
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A WIGAN teenager who fought for a bone cancer drug to be made available in the UK is celebrating after its use was passed.

Callum Flynn who is now in remission from Osteosarcoma, travelled to London to join a panel of experts and doctors who discussed why the drug Mifamurtide should be available on the NHS.

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) had originally turned down the use of the drug but has now reversed its decision recommending it for NHS use.

Callum, 16, said: “As a young sufferer myself, who has been clear two years, my wish is to help other sufferers and the ones yet to be diagnosed. Any new drug to help fight this deadly disease should be available regardless of the cost.

“This is the reason I took it upon myself to start fund-raising for Bone Cancer Research in the hope that some day new drugs would be available in the fight against cancer.”

Callum was diagnosed with bone cancer on his 14th birthday.

In a bid to raise funds for Bone Cancer Research Trust, Callum and his family are hosting a charity ball at Leigh Sports Village on October 8. It includes a three-course dinner, a live band, magician, casino tables, raffle and auction.

For tickets, contact mariaflynn1@hotmail.co.uk. All proceeds to BCRT.