Mrs Lesley Turner
Lesley Turner has a background in Law having practiced for a number of years 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 a member of the National Cancer Research Institute’s Supportive and Palliative Care Clinical Studies Group, and sits as a lay member of the NCRI Breast Clinical Studies Sub Group working on symptom management issues. 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 which has funded 17 studies to date worth a total value of approximately £5.8 million.
She is a co-applicant on a number of trials including the YodaBRA trial which designed and tested an online interactive genetic testing decision aid for young women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer; and the MABCan trial which was a mindfulness trial for breast cancer patients.
She has been a member of numerous Trial Steering Committees such as the RESTORE trial, which developed and tested an online intervention to enhance patient confidence to self manage problems associated with cancer related fatigue.
She is currently involved with a number of funded trials 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.