Vivian Waugh lost her daughter Jennifer to cancer earlier this year. She said Helen helped them through the heartbreaking illness:
The award was given to Helen for work with patents, for nurse-led clinics and for her contribution to cancer care publications.
Helen told ITV Border:
A leading cancer nurse at North Cumbria University Hospitals has won a national award in recognition for her outstanding contribution to cancer nursing.
Consultant Cancer Nurse Helen Roe was awarded the 'UK Oncology Nursing Society's President's Award', an award only given out bi-annually.
The prestigious award acknowledges the work Helen has done throughout her nursing career, and in particular, since she became one of the UK's first Consultant Cancer Nurses 11 years ago.
Judges highlighted specific attributes in choosing Helen for the award, including her work on online learning modules, her involvement in the development and publishing of position statements, and her various publications on cancer nursing.