Thirteen-year-old Macie's little brother, Oliver, has a rare cancer. He is on a drug trial that is helping to keep him well. Because of this Macie is interested to know more about advances in cancer treatment.
Recently, we published a story about a study that revealed whole genome sequencing can give a more accurate diagnosis or reveal new treatment options for children with cancer. Thirty six children being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge were involved in the research.
Macie, who is a member of Cambridge Children's Press Pack, met up with Dr Patrick Tarpey who led the study. She quizzed him about the research.
I really enjoyed interviewing Dr Tarpey. It was great to learn about the genome sequencing as it is similar to the trial that my brother Oliver is on.Macie, 13