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Since 1963 we have invested over €30 million from voluntary donations into hundreds of innovative research projects. These projects have contributed enormously to our understanding of cancer, how it develops and how to treat different forms of cancer.
Our research has led to over 650 discoveries. Each of these new findings have been published in international peer reviewed journals, making this knowledge available to researchers worldwide.
Latest data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland shows that last year in Ireland over 30,000 people were diagnosed with cancer. Research into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer is a must to help fight this disease. Research also helps identify the causes of cancer and is pointing the way to improved methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Some of the major discoveries from our research include:
In 2012 alone, over 35 discoveries from research we funded were published in international peer reviewed journals.
Through our support for clinical research, we can offer hope to cancer patients by providing them with access to treatments not currently available outside of the clinical research arena. We are long standing supporters of ICORG, the All Ireland Cooperative Cancer Research Group. Our funding in 2010 of €300,000 contributed towards 1,281 patients getting access to clinic trials for Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Myeloma, Melanoma, Prostate, Lymphoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer among others.
Read more about the major strides we've made in cancer research:
"The Irish Cancer Society Research Fellowship will allow me to establish myself as a forerunner in the field of cancer specific immune responses in Ireland, and will give me the opportunity to translate my research from bench to bedside."
- Dr. Gregor Kijanka, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, Dublin City University
I just completed a year in St James’s Hospital, working as a pharmacy intern. My research looks at drugs commonly used for different diseases, but that may also be useful in cancer.
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Department, St. James Hospital