A NURSE from Northwich has kicked off a powerful new cancer awareness campaign.
Helen Ferns, Cancer Research UK’s North West senior research and information nurse, launched the ‘Behind Every Success Story’ initiative in Manchester.
The programme highlights the impact Cancer Research UK’s cutting edge work has had on the lives of people with cancer.
Helen, who lives on Kingsmead and is based at Christie Hospital in Manchester, is one of five nurses chosen by the charity to provide information about cancer, clinical trials and the charity.
One of her key roles is to promote awareness of clinical trials and increase participation in them.
Helen, 41, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2006, said: “Our scientists have played a major role in the discovery of several new treatments.
“Cancer Research UK still has a long way to go in its work to help even more people survive the disease, but together we will beat cancer.”
Cancer Research UK funds the work of 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses and last year spent £333m on world-class research at centres all over the UK.