Patient Advocate and co-chair of the NCRI breast symptom management sub group
Lesley Turner has a background in Law having previously practiced as a Defendant Clinical Negligence Litigator and Head of Facilities at the International Law Firm DAC Beachcroft LLP. In 2005 she was diagnosed with invasive Breast Cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy with axillary clearance. She has been involved with PPI work since 2009.
She was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute’s Supportive and Palliative Care Clinical Studies Group, and currently sits as the Chair of the NCRI Breast Clinical Studies group working on symptom management issues. She is an active member of the NCRI Consumer Involvement Advisory Group; the NCRI Consumer Forum; and Independent Cancer Patients’ Voice. Lesley previously chaired the PPI workstream for the NIHR Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration.
She was previously a member of Breast Cancer Now’s Tissue Bank Advisory Council, and a Member of the Breast Cancer Now’s Catalyst Grant Committee who have funded studies worth a total value of approximately £10 million. She is currently working with the World Cancer Research Fund and was appointed as the first lay member on the International Regular Grant Programme Panel.
She is a co-applicant on numerous funded trials and is chair of the PPI panels for two major programme grants.