Research news

Dr Colette O'Neill
Date: 
05/07/2019

Researcher in Focus: Dr Colette O’Neill

This month’s researcher in focus is Dr Colette O’Neill. Colette is an epidemiology research fellow at the National Cancer Registry Ireland and is funded by the Irish Cancer Society.

Powerlines in a field
Date: 
05/07/2019

Are powerlines, phones, radio masts and communication devices causing cancer?

This is one of the most common queries (more often framed as a statement) that we receive in the Irish Cancer Society. We therefore thought we’d spend a little time giving some facts to this frequently asked question.

Date: 
12/06/2019

Protein discovery gives hope to future breast cancer patients

Patients with a difficult to treat form of breast cancer may in the future have new treatment options open to them thanks to new Irish Cancer Society-funded research.

Irish-based scientists have identified a protein present in three-in-five patients with triple negative breast cancer.

Date: 
12/06/2019

Cancer Nursing & Research: Janice Richmond

Dr Janice Richmond is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Oncology Department at Letterkenny University Hospital, who is currently researching ways in which cancer patients who have gone through treatment can feel better, both physically and psychologically.

National University of Ireland Galway
Date: 
06/06/2019

National Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research Conference, 2019

The Fourth National Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research Conference took place on Wednesday, 1 May 2019, in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway.

Date: 
17/05/2019

Cutbacks reducing potentially lifesaving treatment options for people with cancer

Cancer Trials Ireland has said that the €3 million cut in its grant is now having a direct impact on potentially breakthrough treatments being available for people in Ireland with cancer.

Round table discussions at the Patient Voice in Cancer Research workshop on 10 April 2019
Date: 
08/05/2019

Irish Cancer Society announce funding support for Patient Voice in Cancer Research

The Irish Cancer Society are delighted to announce that we will be providing €30,000 funding in support of the University College Dublin (UCD) Patient Voice in Cancer Research  (PVCR) Initiative in 2019. 

Date: 
07/05/2019

World Ovarian Cancer Day, 8 May 2019

On World Ovarian Cancer Day, 8 May, Ireland’s foremost ovarian cancer campaigners, researchers and patient advocates are advising women across Ireland not to ignore the warning signs of ovarian cancer, a disease commonly known as the ‘silent killer’.

Date: 
07/05/2019

Research Staff in Focus - Susan Nagle

Ahead of International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May, this month we profile Susan Nagle, a Research Nurse CNM2 in the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit in University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

Date: 
07/05/2019

Summer Students 2019

The Irish Cancer Society is delighted to announce the winners of our 2019 Summer Studentships.