Who, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry unite for cancer gig
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Fri Nov 12 08:54:22 UTC 2010
Rock legends The Who are to perform alongside Jeff Beck, Blondie singer
Debbie Harry and The Verve's Richard Ashcroft
in a charity concert against cancer.
The stars will appear at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, on Jan. 13,
2011 to raise money for KILLING Cancer,
a charity that funds research into little-known cancer treatment
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).
PDT, which involves making cells more sensitive to light before exposing
them to laser light,
could help to treat cancers and precancerous conditions near the surface of
the skin or internal organ linings.
The event has special significance for The Who, whose manager Bill
Curbishley said he had witnessed a number of friends
going through the last days of cancer.
"Only later we discovered that PDT could perhaps have saved their lives -
and certainly given them some dignity in their final weeks,"
he said in a statement.
The Who have performed to raise awareness of cancer before. In March the
band joined up with Arctic Monkeys, JLS and Noel Gallagher
to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal
Albert Hall in London.
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