This is to ask you for help. Namely, our colleague
and dearest friend Nebojša Tasić, diagnosed with melanoma following
a routine, mole removal surgery, was after eight years of regular,
annual checkups identified with malign changes on his liver, lungs
and parts of bone system.
These are bad news indeed; and yet, there is a
good one too: Nebojša was also found a promising candidate for the
so-called genetic therapy (tests detected the V600 mutation of BRAF
gene). There are, besides, immunologic therapies and other
procedures that would help Nebojša fight against this sinister
disease. Unfortunately, none of these procedures – except for
conventional chemo that is less than 10 percent successful in
melanoma cases – is available to patients in Serbia.
At this phase – while undergoing chemo and
radiotherapy at his oncology department – Nebojša has been applying
for various experimental studies abroad treating patients with
combined drugs for BRAF gene mutation, as well as for studies
combining immunologic medicines on patients. And we have been all,
simultaneously, looking for most effective ways to obtain for him
medicaments for genetic therapy for the longest possible period.
All this calls for time and energy, but that’s
something we would gladly spare – and can manage. However, we simply
cannot manage financially without a helping hand from you, but also
any information about specific studies or possibilities for
therapeutic treatment you might share with us.
According to doctors, the sum Nebojša and we would
need, to start with, to procure medicaments for genetic therapy
approximates 15,000 Euros. In the meantime we shall be waiting for
any feedback on including Nebojša into an experimental treatment
Any amount of money you could possibly spare –
together or individually – will be more than welcome, and Nebojša
and we thank you for it in advance from the bottom of our hearts.
We would like you to know that the Helsinki
Committee will be responsible for proper expenditure of all the
funds collected in this action.
For any further information, for providing your
piece of information that might help us and for other means of
assistance, please contact:
Ms. Klara Azulaj at
Phone: ++381 11 3349 170; mobile: 381 63/217 106;
You might give your donation via
Bank: Societe Generale Srbija
Account holder: NEBOJSA TASIC
Address/account holder: JUŽNI BULEVAR 116/1/1, BEOGRAD-VRAČAR
RSD account No.: 275-0010897922770-58
EURO account No.: 275-0010897922777-37