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Officers run half-marathon for rare cancer treatment

Police officers have taken part in a New York half-marathon to raise funds for cancer treatment after a Metropolitan Police officer lost his six-year-old son to a rare cancer.

Jack Brown from Barnet, north London, died from the cancer, called neuroblastoma.

Doctors told his parents there was no cure for him in the UK but they discovered an experimental treatment was being used in America.

Though Jack could not be saved, his father Met officer Sgt Dick Brown has been fundraising to try to make the treatment available for other children in the UK.

Off-duty fellow officers joined a half-marathon in New York to help raise funds.

BBC London's Marc Jordan spoke to Jack's father, along with PC Mark Edwards and Dr Kim Kramer from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • 27 May 2014
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