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Trials and tribulations

Hunter, Jan


Jan Hunter


The UK has the world’s highest national per capita rate of cancer trial participation, according to a recent report from the National Institute for Health Research. Clinical research nurse Jan Hunter explains why she enjoys juggling her medical and interpersonal skills

The perennial search for better cancer drugs has driven an increasing global demand for clinical trials. Consequently, there has been a substantial rise over the past two decades in the number of clinical research nurses. The NHS Cancer Plan (DH 2000) described cancer research as a vital component of its plans for improving and driving cancer care forward – movement that would be impossible without the research nurse. Yet this role is often misunderstood and sometimes maligned.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008-03
Journal Cancer Nursing Practice
Print ISSN 1475-4266
Electronic ISSN 2047-8933
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 12-16
APA6 Citation Hunter, J. (2008). Trials and tribulations. Cancer Nursing Practice, 7(2), 12-16.
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