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My job: oncology research nurse Alex Franklin

Oncology research nurse Alex Franklin is inspired by the ‘phenomenal’ treatment developments for patients with renal cancer and metastatic melanoma 
Alex Franklin

Oncology research nurse Alex Franklin is inspired by the ‘phenomenal’ treatment developments for patients with renal cancer and metastatic melanoma

What is your job?

Oncology research nurse at South West Wales Cancer Institute, Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

Why did you become a cancer research nurse?

At a time when I was looking for career progression, I got to know an oncology research nurse who was attending a patient on my ward, which sparked my interest. Soon after, I saw an advert for the role and applied. Having lost my father to prostate cancer in 1993 I already had an interest in cancer care and my dissertation in 2000 was oncology based.

Why did you choose to specialise in research?

It provided me with a new challenge, career progression and an opportunity to be at the forefront of cancer research and the

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