Irish Cancer Society Support Staff of the Year Winner

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Ashley Bazin who is Team Leader on the Oncology & Haematology Clinical Trials at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) won the Irish Cancer Society Support Staff of the Year Award for 2023, in recognition of her contribution to driving forward Clinical Trials in TUH.

Ashley, an experienced research nurse has been based in the Clinical Trials Unit at Tallaght University Hospital for over 16 years. She says her main focus is “on ensuring patients have access to the best treatment options as well as engaging with Cancer Trials Ireland and pharmaceutical companies to bring promising new treatments to patients.”

Her colleagues say Ashley is integral to the operation of the unit and plays multiple roles, research nurse, team leader, manager and teacher, while always being a strong advocate for the patients taking part in the trials.

She was nominated for this award by Cancer Trials Ireland. This is the first time their nominee has ever been announced as the overall winner. The awards ceremony took place in the Free Masons Hall on Molesworth Street in Dublin. Ashley is married with two children and has lived for many years in Naas, Co. Kildare.