Promonews - 10th Mar 2020

Sean Stuart has launched a Go Fund Me page, to help finance treatment that will help him tackle choriocarcinoma - one of the rarest cancers in the world to be found in men.

In order to fund the urgent additional tests and treatments that he needs to help fight this rare and aggressive cancer, the veteran music video producer and owner/MD of Rubbernecker Films and his family are looking to raise £40,000 on the Go Fund Me page (titled I've got one of the rarest Cancers 1:7 Billion) - where he also writes about his journey through his illness, diagnosis, treatment - and hails the cancer specialists who have treated him over the past few months. 

Having been diagnosed with the cancer late last year, after undergoing surgery on his pancreas in October, Sean is now under the care of the only Europe-based consultant for choriocarcinoma in men. Currently undergoing intense chemotherapy to treat the tumour, the rarity of his condition means that he requires his tumour to have this molecular intelligence profiling to give him the best chance for successful treatment after the chemotherapy sessions end next month.  

Sean is now looking to have a sample of his tumour regularly analysed by CARIS Molecular Intelligence Profile, the highly regarded US-based system that provides very detailed information that will help his consultant decide upon the right treatment moving forward.

"Caris offer the highest quality standards and assurances," he says. "It is the only provider to have CLIA, CAP, NY State, CE and ISO 15189 accreditations, which play an extremely important role in trusting the identified biomarkers when a physician is making the next treatment decision."

Costs of this profiling system are high, hence the need to raise money via the Go Fund Me page. "Our crowd-funding goal will cover the immediate estimated cost of profiling and then the treatment which it recommends," says Sean, who is still working, having recently shot two Cadbury Creme Egg spots. "Testing takes only 12 days from dispatch of the sample, so we think the bills could mount very swiftly. Many of the treatments recommended by Caris are implemented along side chemo and likely not available via insurance or the NHS."

Sean needs the help of his friends in the music video production community, so look at his Go Fund Me page and please make a donation. 

• Donate to Sean Stuart Go Fund Me page 'I've got one of the rarest Cancers 1:7 Billion' here

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