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Educational material for social marketing and behaviours linked to early detection of breast cancer

The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of brochures used within the framework of social marketing on women's early detection behaviours (BSE, CBE and mammography). To the best of...

Celebrating the cancer clinical nurse specialist

On 15 March we will see the second National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) awareness day. Created by the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, this day is now embedded into our working year.

Understanding the experiences of cancer patients referred for a clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic

In some cases, cancer patients may enrol on to clinical trials to get access to an additional treatment option, once their standard treatments have stopped working (Hulbert-Williams et al, 2021). At...

Advanced nursing practice: a review of scopes of practice in cancer care

There are five paediatric ANPs working with children and young people (CYP) and two adult ANPs working with teenage and young adults (TYA) at the Trust. The remit of roles includes:.

The psychological, psychosocial and emotional wellbeing of children and young people with leukaemia

The search aimed to identify literature that discussed the psychosocial, psychological and emotional wellbeing of CYP following the diagnosis and treatment of leukaemia. The literature search was...

Suicide and women living with and beyond a breast cancer diagnosis

It was proposed to undertake a review of the literature on suicide in cancer patients or following a cancer diagnosis. The aim of the literature review was twofold:.

Support for adult survivors of lymphoma: a literature review

The literature search was conducted between 1 November and 15 November 2020, and comprehensive searching was used to ensure that all relevant research was identified (Aveyard et al, 2016). Table 1...

Exploring nurses' experiences of caring for patients participating in cancer clinical trials

In 2020, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) held an education and networking event in Birmingham as part of its ongoing Excellence in Research Programme aimed at supporting and further developing the CRN role...

Exploring the psychological impacts of a gestational cancer diagnosis on women: a literature review

The ‘Population, Exposure, Outcome’ framework (Polit and Beck, 2014) was used to develop the research question. The ‘population’ was pregnant women, the ‘exposure’ was gestational cancer diagnosis and...

The need to protect cancer nurses from exposure to hazardous drugs

Hazardous drugs deserve deep respect in their handling, due to their toxicity, but some concerns could be allayed by implementing a comprehensive set of exposure controls, according to Dr Melissa...

Assessing the impact of introducing trainee advanced clinical practitioners onto an acute oncology triage unit

The acute oncology triage unit at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust sees oncology and haematology patients presenting with various side effects of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and complications...

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