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Judge rules that boy with brain cancer can be treated in Prague

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5570 (Published 10 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5570
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A 5 year old boy with brain cancer whose parents were arrested and jailed after they took him from a UK hospital without telling doctors can undergo the “entirely reasonable” treatment his parents want for him in Prague, a High Court judge in London has ruled.

Brett and Naghmeh King were jailed in Spain under a European arrest warrant issued by the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales after a Europe-wide search.1

After considering a treatment plan agreed by the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague, clinicians at Motol University Hospital in Prague, and the doctors who treated Ashya King at Southampton General Hospital, Mr Justice Baker agreed that the boy could be taken to Prague for the proton beam …

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