UCLH welcomes a new Camilla Nurse A senior paediatric oncology research nurse has started work at UCLH, funded by the AlFayed Charitable Foundation.
The specialist nurse – named the Camilla Nurse – is working with patients – children and young people – who have a number of different cancers. The patients are taking part in clinical trials that hope to improve their chance of surviving their cancer.
The Camilla Nurse, who is also involved in the day-to-day conduct of the studies – first meets patients at diagnosis stage, and remains a constant source of support for the patient and their families through the trial and beyond.
Camilla Al Fayed said:
“We believe this nurse will make a real difference to children and their famlies coping with cancer, providing support and medical expertise when it is most needed. We are glad to be supporting UCLH’s research, giving children and young people a better chance of survival.”
Dr James Lyddiard, Head of Cancer Trials at UCLH said:
“We are extremely pleased to have funding for this new senior nursing role funded by the AlFayed Charitable Foundation. It recognises the cutting edge clinical research taking place at UCLH and the long term significance that trials are proven to have for the survival of cancer patients. This nursing post will enable us to start new trials in novel treatments that would otherwise be unavailable to our younger patients.”
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