The short answer to this question is no - we are very unlikely to find a single cure for cancer in our lifetime. That is not to say that there haven’t been enormous improvements in all aspects of cancer care and treatment over the last few decades, brought about by cancer research.
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month taking place this October, our Researcher in Focus is Prof Darran O’Connor, a funded investigator with BREAST-PREDICT, the Irish Cancer Society’s breast cancer research collaboration.
To acknowledge and celebrate all the hard work of our research scientists, in the lab, clinic and elsewhere, we will be hosting the Irish Cancer Society Research Awards on 15 February 2019. This year we will have four award categories open for applications.