The valuable contribution of clinical research nurses
Cancer Research UK’s Jodie Fenn looks at the aspirations of the charity's newly launched programme to support the professional development of clinical research nurses who work on cancer trials
With the fast-paced development of new cancer treatments and the increasingly complex nature of clinical trials, there is a greater need for clinical research nurses (CRNs) to keep updated with the latest research and stay well connected with peers to encourage the sharing of best practice.
While clinical research nursing is hugely rewarding, CRNs report having limited cancer-specific training opportunities and a lack of networking opportunities with their peers. CRNs are central to the delivery of vital clinical research, pioneering treatments and high-quality patient care, but this is often poorly understood.
The charity's lead research nurse Anne Croudass...
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