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Welsh nurses receive lesson in cancer care

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The James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer hosted its first nurses information day in Cardiff on April 22, 2010.

This informative all-day meeting gave over 40 nurses from across Wales the opportunity to learn more about kidney cancer and improve patient care and their understanding of the disease.

The event was free to attend and provided a great opportunity for frontline staff to access more information. Its presenter was Professor John Wagstaff from the South West Wales Cancer Institute in Swansea, and its chair, ITN Science Editor, Lawrence McGinty.

Nick Turkentine, CEO of The Fund, said “The front line staff in the hospitals in Wales are truly fantastic nurses and doctors. This event is not being held because they are doing a poor job, but rather to enhance the great job they are already doing.

“It’s The James Whale Fund’s goal that all nurses working with kidney cancer patients have a thorough understanding of the disease; as it’s very different from other cancers and treatment options are limited. We want to provide them with the necessary information to treat their patients to the best of their ability. In this respect information is key and in the coming months we hope to hold these events all across the UK.”

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  • Many thanks to The James Whale Fund for creating this opportunity. There will be another meeting for UK nurses in London in May and the agenda may be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/2855822.

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