Boy With Brain Tumor Ashya King to Get Specialized Treatment in Prague

September 6, 2014 9:56 PM

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Boy With Brain Tumor Ashya King to Get Specialized Treatment in Prague

The 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor taken out of a U.K. hospital against the advice of his doctors — sparking an international manhunt for him and his parents — will soon receive treatment at a Czech medical facility. The Proton Therapy Center in Prague is sending a plane to transfer Ashya King from Spain so that he can receive proton beam radiation therapy, the center said in a statement Saturday. Proton beam radiation is specifically suited to the type of tumor Ashya has, and the unique type of therapy "increases the chances of quality of life during treatment," according to the Proton Therapy Center.

Police pursued Ashya's parents — Brett King, 51, and Neghemeh King, 45 — last week when they plucked their son from University Hospital Southampton in England. When the Kings were found with the boy in Spain, they said they took their son because they were seeking a facility that would treat him wit...

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