The Irish Cancer Society currently funds over 100 cancer researchers across Ireland working to development new and better treatments for many different types of cancer.
In 1997 4 in 10 Irish cancer patients were alive 5 years after their diagnosis. Today, that figure is 6 in 10, thanks in large part to huge strides in cancer research.
Since 2010, the Irish Cancer Society has invested over €20 million 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 hundreds of discoveries. Each of these new findings have been published in international peer reviewed journals, making this knowledge available to researchers worldwide.
Data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland, coupled with a growing population, means that this year around 43,000 people in Ireland are expected to be 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.