Leukaemia appeal funds first nurse

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A leukaemia appeal has raised enough money to employ its first nurse who will help administer new cancer drugs to patients in the West Midlands.

BBC WM 95.6's Red Alert Appeal is working with charity Cure Leukaemia to raise funds for 10 specialist nurses.

Each nurse, costing £25,000 a year, is expected to be based at hospitals across the West Midlands.

Charity Cure Leukaemia said there were about 7,000 adult leukaemia patients in the area.

The charity part-funds the Centre for Clinical Haematology at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, among other centres.

The new nurses will help administer new treatments and monitor patients' progress.

Prof Charlie Craddock, from Cure Leukaemia, said a shortage of research nurses had prevented clinical trials ahead of the drugs potentially being made available on the NHS.

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