For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our breast cancer research team and one of their patients hosted a takeover on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Research Twitter. On Friday 10 October, the team and Yetunde Koledoye shared photos of themselves to give an idea of a typical day in the team. Here’s a summary of what they said during the day.
Hi we’re the #breastcancer clinical trials team @GSTTnhs. We’re taking over this feed today with our patient Yetunde Koledoye, for #breastcancerawareness. Follow us throughout the day to find out more. From L-R, Mai, Ellie, Charlotte, Mary, Srivani and Chris.
I’m Yetunde, a #breastcancer patient @GSTTnhs, and I am taking part in the Impassion 131 trial. I want to help women with #breastcancer to access better treatments in the future. Participating has also given me more treatment options.
I’m Mary, a clinical trial practitioner. Part of my job is to help trial leads deliver their study.
Prof Tutt here leads the Violette trial, investigating combining DNA-targeting drugs to treat genetic and non-genetic triple negative #breastcancer.
I’m Charlotte and I am the oncology research nurse. I’m here with Yetunde to take some blood samples. I love working with patients and it’s nice to be able to put them at ease when they’re here to take part in research.
I’m Ellie and I’m a junior clinical trial coordinator. I like the job because I get to feel like I am making a difference and the job role is very varied.
Srivani is processing the trial blood samples. This has to be done quickly as they are required to be sent to the international labs on the same day.
I’m Chris and I lead the #breastcancer trials team. It’s good to meet at the end of the day as a team to discuss how the day went. It’s a busy job so it’s really important for us to check in and make sure everyone is ok.