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UKONS 2017 | The role of the nurse in elderly cancer patient care

Elderly cancer patients tend to have more complex conditions, and therefore require a strong support system to assist their needs and queries. Speaking from the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) Annual Conference 2017, held in Harrogate, UK, Antonia Lannie, PhD, from the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, discusses the importance of the nurse in this support system, highlighting their infleunce in accurately reflecting the patient’s feelings to the multidisciplinary team and understanding them as an individual.