Friend of brain tumour man training for London Marathon

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The best friend of a man who died from a brain tumour is preparing to run the London Marathon to find a cure for the disease.

Father-of-two James Lowe, known to all as Jud, from Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma which progressed to a glioblastoma (GBM) in November 2021. Despite undergoing surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and travelling abroad to Germany for immunotherapy, he died in June 2022.

His friend, Pete Scholey (pictured below and above, left, next to Jud and friend Tom Morris), 42, from Doncaster, will be running the iconic 26.2-mile race on Sunday 21st April in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

Pete said: “When I was told Jud had a brain tumour, my world fell apart. He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet, and he was loved by so many people. Jud just carried on as normally as possible, determined to live his life. He never complained and never took a day off work.”

Jud, father to Francesca and Harry, was diagnosed following a seizure at home in July 2017. After exhausting the NHS standard of care, he self-funded other treatments, including Avastin, before he died.

Pete said: “Other cancers get so much publicity and government funding but, despite being the hardest to treat, brain tumours receive so little. All Jud’s treatments were available in the UK but for an astronomical amount of money compared to in Cologne.”

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