RCNi 'Excellence in Cancer Research' Nurse Award

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Update: Entries for the Excellence in Cancer Research RCNi Nurse Award 2019 have now closed. 

We wish all those who’ve entered and submitted applications the very best of luck. Judging is now underway, and we look forward to announcing the finalists in April and the winner of this year’s Excellence in Cancer Research RCNi Nurse Award at the Awards ceremony on 3 July 2019. 

In recognition of your work on clinical cancer trials, Cancer Research UK sponsors the Excellence in Cancer Research category of the RCNi Nurse Awards. This category is the only award for nurses involved in cancer research in the UK.

The award acknowledges all clinical research nurses and those involved in clinical research to discover new ways of preventing, diagnosing or treating cancer.

Congratulations to Foteini Rozakeas, winner of the 2018 Excellence in Cancer Research RCNi Nuse Award, and to all of our finalists.

Read about our winner and finalists below, and more about Foteini and her team’s inspiring work on the PEACE study in Cancer Nursing Practice.

This years' winner

Foteini Rozakeas

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Foteini Rozakeas is responsible for screening, recruiting, consenting and registering patients into the PEACE study – the Posthumous Evaluation of Advanced Cancer Environment - study. Her minimum target of 10-15 tissue harvests post-mortem per year is met in a sensitive, respectful and dignified way. She liaises with supporting recruiting sites and affiliated institutions such as hospices and the PEACE multidisciplinary team to coordinate the tissue harvests in a timely manner, 24-72 hours after death. She assists with the collection of blood and tissue samples taken at baseline and up to four further points before death, including their processing, storage and tracking.

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