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Nurse-led innovations in phase 1 clinical trials

Speaking at the inaugural Cancer Nursing Practice conference in Manchester, Lorraine Turner discusses the audit which resulted in more cancer patients being identified for clinical trials

Speaking at the inaugural Cancer Nursing Practice conference in Manchester, Lorraine Turner discusses the audit which resulted in more cancer patients being identified for clinical trials

Nurses at Manchester’s Christie Hospital have instituted a ‘cultural change’ in their hospital that has led to a significant increase in the number of cancer patients being identified for early phase 1 clinical trials.

More cancer patients are identified early in their disease trajectory and more eligible patients are matched to the right clinical trials after the changes were introduced, advanced nurse practitioner at the Christie, Lorraine Turner told delegates.

‘When I first started at the Christie in 2012 there were a number of issues,’ she explained, including limited and inappropriate referrals, the same clinicians referring patients to trials, a lack

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