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Blinatumomab

Blinatumomab is used to treat various types of leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells). Blinatumomab is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it is a manmade version of a naturally occurring antibody. It works by stopping the particular type of leukaemia cells from growing. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what blinatumomab is, how it is given and some of the possible side 

Dinutuximab beta

Dinutuximab beta is used to treat a type of cancer called neuroblastoma, where a cancerous growth (tumour) develops in the nerve cells. Dinutuximab beta is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it is a manmade version of a naturally occurring antibody. It works by stopping the neuroblastoma cells from growing. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what dinutuximab beta is, how it is given and some of the possible side 

Dasatinib

Dasatinib is used to treat various types of leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells). Dasatinib is a ‘biologic’ medicine, that is, it is a manmade version of a naturally occurring molecule. It works by stopping the process that makes cancer cells grow and divide.This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what dasatinib is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. 

MEG scans

The brain works by a series of nerve impulses, which cause electrical signals within the brain. These signals (also called brainwaves) can be recorded through the scalp using an electroencephalogram (EEG). The electrical signals also produce weak magnetic fields, which can be measured through the skull and scalp using a magnetoencephalogram (MEG) scan.

Splenectomy

A splenectomy is an operation to remove the spleen. If you have a rare blood disease, such as hereditary spherocytosis, you may need to have your spleen removed. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) we do splenectomies using keyhole surgery, which is a minimally invasive form of surgery.