Research news

Date: 
14/12/2018

Frequently Asked Question: Will there ever be a cure for cancer?

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.

Date: 
14/12/2018

Patient Advocate in Focus - Kay Curtin

"I guess you could say I fell into patient advocacy with a bang," says Kay Curtin.

Cancer in Ireland stats
Date: 
29/11/2018

'Wake-up call' as new report shows cancer cases could double by 2045

Irish Cancer Society says immediate action can stop this projection becoming a reality

Unless changes are made, cancer figures could almost double by 2045, the Irish Cancer Society warned today. 

prostate cancer research
Date: 
14/11/2018

New test could spare unnecessary treatment for future prostate cancer patients

Doctors may in the future be able to spare some prostate cancer patients the harsh effects of invasive treatments thanks to new research funded by the Irish Cancer Society.

Date: 
07/11/2018

Frequently Asked Question: "How does the Irish Cancer Society decide what research is funded?"

As a charity funded by public donations, the Irish Cancer Society is proud to have invested €25 Million in life-saving cancer research in Ireland since 2010.

Date: 
07/11/2018

New research into effects of exercise for cancer recovery

The Irish Cancer Society has partnered with the Health Research Board (HRB) to provide funding into the potential benefits of exercise for lung and oesophageal cancer patients.

Date: 
05/11/2018

New funding for bowel cancer research

The Irish Cancer Society is proud to announce that it has recently granted scholarship funding to Rebecca O’Brien, Trinity College Dublin, for research into rectal cancer.

Date: 
05/11/2018

Researcher in Focus - Prof William Watson

With Movember taking place this month, our Researcher in Focus is an Irish scientist whose research focusses primarily on male cancers.

Date: 
11/10/2018

Researcher in Focus: Prof Darran O’Connor

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.

Date: 
11/10/2018

Irish Cancer Society Research Awards - Call for Nominations

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.