Lesley Turner is a Patient Advocate and a Breast Cancer patient who was diagnosed with invasive Breast Cancer in 2005 and underwent a radical mastectomy with axillary clearance.
She has been a member of the National Cancer Research Institute’s Supportive and Palliative Care Clinical Studies Group, and sits as the Co-Chair of the NCRI Breast Clinical Studies Symptom Management Sub-Group. She is also an active member of the NCRI Consumer Forum, and Independent Cancer Patients’ Voice.
She is a Member of Breast Cancer Now’s Tissue Bank Advisory Council, and a Member of the Breast Cancer Now’s Catalyst Grant Committee. She is also a member of the World Cancer Research Fund’s International Grant Programme Panel.
She is a co-applicant on numerous trials and programme grants including the MENOS4 trial which is a multi-centred randomised controlled trial of a breast cancer nurse delivered cognitive behavioural therapy intervention to reduce the impact of hot flushes in women with breast cancer; and the SWEET Programme Grant which has recently been awarded £2.5 million to improve outcomes for women diagnosed with early Breast Cancer through adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy.