22nd Aug 2018

Capacity building

A Marie Curie funded PhD studentship based with Professor Annmarie Neslon and Dr Anthony Byrne at MCPCRC, will examine late effects of radiotherapy on function in high grade glioma patients. This will promote collaboration between the Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC), NHS clinicians and the NCRI Brain CSG in expanding the portfolio of brain cancer research, cross-cutting with the WCRC Clinical Trials theme where it is also highlighted as a developmental area. It will also build on the emergent portfolio of late effects of radiotherapy screening tools led by Professor Nelson at Cardiff University.

A jointly funded Research Associate post has been appointed which will facilitate collaboration between WCRC and Wales Cancer Network in developing pragmatic research projects to underpin strategic and operational components of the Wales Cancer Plan. This is a unique post which will support alignment of research opportunities with clinical strategy, aiming to maximise clinical impact.

A second jointly funded post has been appointed which will facilitate collaboration between WCRC and the Wales End of Life Board. Key areas for development include bereavement service models, Advance Care Planning and care home provision of palliative care.

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