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An evidence based on specialist breast nurse role in practice : a multi-centre implementation study.

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An evidence based on specialist breast nurse role in practice : a multi-centre implementation study. / Roberts, Celia; National Breast Cancer Centre's Specialist Breast Care Project Team, The.

In: European Journal of Cancer Care, Vol. 12, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 91-97.

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Roberts, C & National Breast Cancer Centre's Specialist Breast Care Project Team, T 2003, 'An evidence based on specialist breast nurse role in practice : a multi-centre implementation study.', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2354.2003.00331.x

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Roberts, C., & National Breast Cancer Centre's Specialist Breast Care Project Team, T. (2003). An evidence based on specialist breast nurse role in practice : a multi-centre implementation study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 12(1), 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2354.2003.00331.x

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Roberts C, National Breast Cancer Centre's Specialist Breast Care Project Team T. An evidence based on specialist breast nurse role in practice : a multi-centre implementation study. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2003 Mar;12(1):91-97. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2354.2003.00331.x

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Roberts, Celia ; National Breast Cancer Centre's Specialist Breast Care Project Team, The. / An evidence based on specialist breast nurse role in practice : a multi-centre implementation study. In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 2003 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 91-97.

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