Jamie Inglis free of cancer

York Press: Jamie Inglis plays in the snow in Germany Jamie Inglis plays in the snow in Germany

DOCTORS have told the delighted parents of brave Jamie Inglis he is in complete remission following pioneering treatment in Germany.

Scans performed last week on the seven-year-old York schoolboy found no trace of neuroblastoma, the childhood cancer he has been suffering, said his father John.

“We are very, very pleased,” he said, speaking from the hospital in Germany where Jamie is undergoing treatment, which has not been funded by the NHS but is believed by oncologists to give the best chance of survival.

“It’s really good news. It’s absolutely fantastic.”

His wife, Vicki, said: “At last, the Inglis family have good news and are going to treasure this news forever. Jamie has no cancer!

“I for one, am absolutely so proud of Jamie and after an uncertain 24 hours this is something to shout about.”

However, Mr Inglis, of Kelfield, Selby, stressed that Jamie still faced risks such as infection, with antibody therapy which had been expected to start this week delayed, possibly for another week.

Mr Inglis was given the good news in a corridor by Professor Peter Lang, who is in charge of the treatment.

“Professor Lang was talking about the antibody therapy and apologised that Jamie wouldn’t be starting this week after all,” said Mrs Inglis.

“It was only after he went to walk away and John asked if there were any results from the scans last week that Professor Lang then delivered the news.”

Jamie has been undergoing months of treatment for neuroblastoma, which has seen his father’s stem cells introduced into his body to help him build a stronger, donor-derived immune system.

He has been back in hospital near Stuttgart in Germany since a brief return home to North Yorkshire at the end of October.

Jamie jointly won the child of the year award at The Press’s Community Pride awards for his courage and positivity. His family has been working to raise £250,000 to pay for the medical trial in Germany, and has so far raised more than £148,000.

Mr Inglis stressed that the classification of “complete remission” was based on current diagnostics, and said there was still a high chance some microscopic-sized cancer cells might have survived.

“This is why the next phase of treatment – antibody – is considered to be important to help stimulate Jamie’s new immune system to seek and destroy any rogue cells.”

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10:39am Thu 8 Nov 12

AngryandFrustrated says...

What a wonderful piece of news! Lets hope that any nasty rogue microscopic cells go the same way as the cancer and disappear!

It's out a smile on my face!!

All the very best to wee Jamie and his family
What a wonderful piece of news! Lets hope that any nasty rogue microscopic cells go the same way as the cancer and disappear! It's out a smile on my face!! All the very best to wee Jamie and his family AngryandFrustrated
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10:59am Thu 8 Nov 12

Paula_T says...

What fantastic news and hopefully this special little boy and his family can look forward to a wonderful Christmas and happy Healthy future for Jamie !

This news has made my day .
What fantastic news and hopefully this special little boy and his family can look forward to a wonderful Christmas and happy Healthy future for Jamie ! This news has made my day . Paula_T
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11:12am Thu 8 Nov 12

ian923 says...

Great news.
Great news. ian923
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11:51am Thu 8 Nov 12

Yorkie_1982 says...

Amazing news!

So pleased for them all! A wonderful future in store for them all.

Surely this is proof that treatments like this should be available a lot closer to home! :-/
Amazing news! So pleased for them all! A wonderful future in store for them all. Surely this is proof that treatments like this should be available a lot closer to home! :-/ Yorkie_1982
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12:02pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Jazzper says...

Lovely story...best of luck for the future for this brave young lad.
Lovely story...best of luck for the future for this brave young lad. Jazzper
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12:33pm Thu 8 Nov 12

TerryYork says...

Good news for sure!
Good news for sure! TerryYork
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1:42pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ExPatBob says...

Great News!!
Great News!! ExPatBob
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2:17pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Gyspsy Power says...

This is absolutely fantastic. It beggars belief that the NHS wont fund this kind of treatment in this country, especially for someone so young! Well done Jamie.
This is absolutely fantastic. It beggars belief that the NHS wont fund this kind of treatment in this country, especially for someone so young! Well done Jamie. Gyspsy Power
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2:17pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Gyspsy Power says...

This is absolutely fantastic. It beggars belief that the NHS wont fund this kind of treatment in this country, especially for someone so young! Well done Jamie.
This is absolutely fantastic. It beggars belief that the NHS wont fund this kind of treatment in this country, especially for someone so young! Well done Jamie. Gyspsy Power
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3:16pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Happy Chappie says...

Brilliant news, Good luck to the little chap and his family. Our glorious NHS should be bowing their heads in shame.
Brilliant news, Good luck to the little chap and his family. Our glorious NHS should be bowing their heads in shame. Happy Chappie
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3:19pm Thu 8 Nov 12

yorkiemum says...

Lovely news so happy for all the family shame they had extra stress of having to go to Germany tho!
Lovely news so happy for all the family shame they had extra stress of having to go to Germany tho! yorkiemum
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3:43pm Thu 8 Nov 12

turkey kid says...

how nice to have some good news for a change more to follow please
how nice to have some good news for a change more to follow please turkey kid
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5:09pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Ichabod76 says...

yorkiemum wrote:
Lovely news so happy for all the family shame they had extra stress of having to go to Germany tho!
Germany has much better medical care than the UK

great news for Jamie and family hoping you have a fantastic Christmas
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: Lovely news so happy for all the family shame they had extra stress of having to go to Germany tho![/p][/quote]Germany has much better medical care than the UK great news for Jamie and family hoping you have a fantastic Christmas Ichabod76
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6:54pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Kathy 2010 says...

How lovely to hear good news for a change and such fantastically good news at that. Best wishes to Jamie and his family. It can be a really special Christmas for you this year.
How lovely to hear good news for a change and such fantastically good news at that. Best wishes to Jamie and his family. It can be a really special Christmas for you this year. Kathy 2010
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11:02pm Thu 8 Nov 12

PinzaC55 says...

Fabulous news and it is to the shame of this country that he had to go abroad for treatment. Welcome to Britain, part of the Third World.
Fabulous news and it is to the shame of this country that he had to go abroad for treatment. Welcome to Britain, part of the Third World. PinzaC55
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