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Charity-funded CNS to support hospital patients with low-grade brain tumours

Patients with low-grade brain tumours often lack support from a clinical nurse specialist, but that will no longer be the case at King’s College Hospital in London, with the appointment of neuro-oncology nurse Charlotte Robinson. She talks to Lynne Pearce about her new role

Patients with low-grade brain tumours often lack support from a clinical nurse specialist, but that will no longer be the case at King’s College Hospital in London, with the appointment of neuro-oncology nurse Charlotte Robinson. She talks to Lynne Pearce about her new role

A model of the head of a woman from MRI scans revealing a low-grade glioma tumour (red). Picture: Science Photo Library

Some patients with low-grade brain tumours lack the support given to others with a cancer diagnosis, says the Brain Tumour Charity.

To address the needs of this highly vulnerable group of patients, the charity is funding a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) post at King’s College Hospital in London in what is thought to be a UK first.

‘Low-grade brain tumours are not as aggressive as high-grade ones, but

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