Liu Zhengchen: a man on a mission

Liu Zhengchen in his Beijing office in late September, 2013. Photo: SCMP/Wu Nan

At the age of 24, Liu Zhengchen was enjoying his second year at one of China’s most prestigious business schools and had his whole life with a promising career ahead of him.

Saturday, 26 October, 2013, 9:54am

China leukaemia foundation wins rare right to fundraise from general public

Head shaving for charity at a Shining Star Foundation event in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

A foundation for leukaemia sufferers says it has become the first non-official charity in Beijing to win permission to raise money directly from the public. The New Sunshine Charity Foundation said it had recently been granted the status, and held a fundraising event in the capital on Tuesday.

25 Oct 2013 - 2:00pm

Novartis drug ruling a victory for patients

A man buys cancer drug Glivec at a pharmacy in a government-run hospital. Photo: Reuters

Rightly seen as the outcome of a battle between "patients and profits", the Indian Supreme Court's ruling on Monday against Novartis' demand for a patent for its leukaemia drug Glivec has been hailed as a victory for cancer patients.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

HK$575,000 raised at HK Phil concert for leukaemia boy Kenzo Wilson

Ron Wilson shaved his head in solidarity with his 11-year-old son, Kenzo Wilson, who is suffering from leukaemia. Photo: SCMP

A concert by musicians of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra raised HK$575,000 for Kenzo Wilson, an 11-year-old boy who is battling leukaemia and lung complication after a bone marrow transplant.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:28pm

Philharmonic tunes up for concert for Kenzo

Ron Wilson with a picture of his son Kenzo, 11, on his mobile phone. Photo: Dickson Lee

Golf-loving Kenzo Wilson was thrilled to be back on a course after a stint in hospital - but his joy was short-lived.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:54am 1 comment

Doctors track leukaemia to cut drug's cost

Doctors at Queen Mary Hospital have set up a database on leukaemia treatment which they hope will lead to an expensive cancer-fighting drug being made available at a fraction of its current price.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Big hearts shine through in children who beat the odds

'Two years ago I found out I had leukaemia,' Form Six student Prudence Ho Yan-sin said, as she began to tell how her world fell apart.

She described the nine brutal months of chemotherapy that followed; the inability to eat, the pain and the isolation which made her feel 'barely human anymore'.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Leukaemia is a killer difficult to detect

Of all the cancers, leukaemia is perhaps one of the most lethal because there are no obvious symptoms associated with the illness, according to a cancer specialist.

Leukaemia strikes at the body's blood cells, including the lymphatic system and bone marrow. It is a complex disease and there are different types.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am