What our research has achieved

Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years due to the advances being made in research. 

Our support of cancer research has led to discoveries in many different cancers types including; breast, colorectal, prostate, leukaemia, oesophageal, ovarian, and lung among others. Some of our major successes are featured below.

Additionally, through our support of Cancer Trials Ireland, we can offer hope to cancer patients by providing them with access to treatments not currently available outside of the clinical research arena.

Success Stories

Aspirin link

International studies have shown that aspirin protects against some cancers. Irish Cancer Society-funded researchers have investigated this protective link in breast and prostate cancers. Read more

Leukemia discoveries

Irish Cancer Society funded research has played a part in the amazing journey that has led to targeted treatments and increased survival in Chronicmyeloid leukaemia (CML). In the early 1990s Professor Tom Cotter made a number of landmark discoveries. Find out more

Prostate cancer research

The Irish Cancer Society is committed to improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer in Ireland by finding better ways to diagnose and treat this disease. Find out about our success in prostate cancer research so far. Find out more

Who we’ve funded

See our directory of cancer research investigators.

Find out more about research grants and the latest research news.