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Petra Stolz-Baskett describes how a European Oncology Nursing Society travel grant allowed her to visit a cancer treatment and research department in Australia.

Petra Stolz-Baskett describes how a European Oncology Nursing Society travel grant allowed her to visit a cancer treatment and research department in Australia.

Petra Stolz-Baskett

I trained as a registered nurse in Switzerland, my native country, more than 25 years ago. Over the past 15 years, I have been engaged in advanced nursing practice in a clinical and education capacity.

As part of my PhD studies, I am now investigating the experiences and needs of informal caregivers of older cancer patients receiving ambulatory chemotherapy.

I began to think about how I can apply my research findings to practice. How would a translation of findings open up new research avenues? Of particular interest were advanced nursing practice service models for geronto-oncology patients and their families.

I cast my mind back to 2009 when I attended the European Cancer Congress (ECCO) in Berlin and had

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