My experience since winning the RCNi Excellence in Cancer Research Award

Verna Lavender explains how winning an RCNi Excellence in Cancer Research Award has changed her role and working life. 
Verna Lavender

Winning the RCNi Excellence in Cancer Research Award 2016 has been a fantastic accolade for the Bone Cancer Research Trust Perceptions of teenage and young adult patients and Professionals Participation in clinical trials (BCRT-PoPP) study team.

When I read the e-mail about the RCNi award, sponsored by Cancer Research UK, I contacted Susie Pearce, principal investigator for the project, to see what she thought about us submitting an application. Susie wasn’t able to lead this at the time, but was happy for me to do so and represent the research team in applying for the award.

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To our surprise, we were shortlisted. Great news, but like the other candidates shortlisted, I was then very busy for a few


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