NCRI 2017 | UKONS at NCRI: how can trial access for young cancer patients be improved by nurses?

Verna Lavender

It has been found that the Clinical Nurse Specialist has a central role working alongside research nurses and doctors to help facilitate access to conversations for young cancer patients about clinical trial participation. Despite this, there are still some areas that healthcare professionals must focus on to ensure that young cancer patients are more aware about trial participation. In this insightful interview, Verna Lavender, PhD, PGCHTE, RGN, of Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, discusses certain questions on the topic raised by patient representatives during the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference in Liverpool, UK. Whilst offering her own thoughts, Dr Lavender highlights the importance of educating people about trial participation.

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