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Nurse-led research into sarcoma may lead to earlier diagnosis

Study into this rare cancer has produced such a wealth of evidence it could lead to swifter diagnosis

Nurse-led research into sarcoma has produced such a wealth of evidence it could lead to swifter diagnosis

A nurse leading an interdisciplinary study focusing on improving the care and quality of life for people with sarcoma has won the Excellence in Cancer Research category of the prestigious 2019 RCNi Nurse Awards, the profession’s top accolade.

Rachel Taylor, director of the Centre for Nurse and Midwife Led Research (CNMR) at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, is chief investigator and grant holder of the Sarcoma Assessment Measure (SAM) study, which is producing the first patient-reported outcome measure specific to this rare form of cancer.

What the judges said

Cancer Research UK lead research nurse Anne Croudass,


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