This year was host to some extremely exciting and novel ventures for the Irish Cancer Society, funding research in many disciplines, from the basic biomedical sciences to the social and allied health sciences.
I undertook my Irish Cancer Society Summer Studentship at University College Dublin under the supervision of Dr Antoinette Perry working on the epiCaPture project. I applied for the studentship from the Irish Cancer Society because I wanted to gain experience in cancer research.
The Patient Voice in Cancer Research (PVCR) held another very successful and productive workshop on Wednesday 9 October 2019, this time in Cork at the Maryborough Hotel. This was a free workshop open to all with an interest in cancer research.
As the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society is committed to putting patients, families, survivors, supporters and the public at the very heart of what we do.
Dr Antoinette Perry is an Assistant Professor in Genetics and Cell Biology at University College Dublin. She leads a research team who largely focus on the biology and genetics of prostate cancer. The mission of Antoinette’s research is to reduce death and suffering from this disease.