Young patient Theodora-Angelica Acha with scientists Ruby Callister, Oliver Gurney-Champion, Carol Box and Corrinne Brooks

Young patient Theodora-Angelica Acha with scientists Ruby Callister, Oliver Gurney-Champion, Carol Box and Corrinne Brooks

Budding scientist Theodora- Angelica Acha has been keeping up with her schoolwork during treatment, thanks to some special help from experts at The Royal Marsden and The Institute of Cancer Research, London (ICR).

During treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma in the Oak Centre for Children and Young People, 12-year-old Theo found that she missed school and her studies – especially the sciences. So the Paediatric Psychological Support team spoke to colleagues across The Royal Marsden and ICR, and more than 40 physicists, chemists and biologists offered to help Theo with her studies, giving one-to-one lessons on topics ranging from how radiotherapy machines work to space travel.

Her mum, Zuoke, said: “The response really lifted her spirits.”