Maltese boy has a successful bone marrow transplant
This year around 20 Maltese patients received cancer treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Amongst these patients there was a little boy who received a bone marrow transplant.
Dr Mark Ethell who is a physician in bone marrow transplant at this hospital explained this to us journalists yesterday. During an official visit by the President Marie Louis Coleiro Preca at the Royal Marsden Hospital she was informed that at the moment two Maltese patients, which she met, are receiving treatment.
Dr Ethell said that at this hospital Maltese patients are mainly treated for leukaemia and other blood related cancers.
He told the President that he has been seeing Maltese patients for the past 13 years and twice a year he comes to Malta to follow up certain cases which he had dealt with.
The President presented a donation on behalf of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, towards their ongoing research projects since this Royal Marsden is also a research hospital.