Together, we’re finding answers to cancer.

We co-ordinate cancer trials which are carried out in our network of 14 hospital based cancer trials research units across Ireland. These trials give participants early and free access to new cancer diagnostics and treatments.

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08 December 2016 | In

Big thanks

Cancer Trials Ireland has received a very generous donation of €7,760 towards its work on finding answers to cancer from family and friends of Ronnie Cox who sadly passed away six months ago. Before he died Ronnie organised a fundraiser with the Lough Conn Anglers for a charity to be selected by his oncologists Dr Ray McDermott. Dr McDermott, who is Vice Clinical Lead with Cancer Trials Ireland recommended Cancer Trials Ireland. We greatly appreciate the generosity of Ronnie’s family and friends and all who contributed to the fundraising effort, and particularly Ronnie himself. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Pictured at the presentation were (l to r) Gavin Cox, Rebecca Cox, Carmel Cox, Verena Murphy (Clinical Program Leader),  Eibhlin Mulroe (CEO), Ray McDermott (Vice Clinical Lead) along with Michael Monaghan and Eamon Ross representing the Lough Conn Anglers.


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06 December 2016 | In

RTE interview with CEO

Eibhlin Mulroe, CEO of Cancer Trials Ireland, featured on RTE 1’s The Business radio show last Saturday morning (3 December). You can listen back to the interview here http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F21096812%5F172%5F03%2D12%2D2016%5F


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01 December 2016 | In

Sporting legends support opening of Cancer Trials Unit at UHL

All-Ireland winners Noel McGrath and Richie Bennis encourage patients to consider trials

Patron Anthony Foley remembered at opening of renovated Trials Unit

Pictured at the opening of the new Cancer Trials Unit at University Hospital Limerick were All-Ireland winners Noel McGrath and Richie Bennis; Dr Linda Coate; Consultant Medical Oncologist, UL Hospitals Group; Prof Rajnish Gupta, Regional Director of Cancer Services for the MidWest; Eibhlin Mulroe, CEO, Cancer Trials Ireland and Marcus Horan.

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16 November 2016 | In

POSITIVE study opens

Cancer Trials Ireland has opened the Irish arm of international study to investigate the risks for young women who had breast cancer and attempt to get pregnant.

Young women who have cancer can require ongoing hormone treatment for 5-10 years. This treatment prevents conception. The study will examine the risk of breast cancer returning among young women who interrupt their treatment for up to 2 years to attempt pregnancy.

Internationally over 500 patients who had breast cancer will take part in the study.

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16 November 2016 | In

Award win

Cancer Trials Ireland has won an Irish Healthcare Award for its "Just Ask" campaign.

The campaign was designed to encourage patients and their families ask their doctor about cancer trials.

It won the award for the Best Patient Education Project – Non pharmaceutical.

The "Just Ask" campaign was also part of the organisation’s name change programme from ICORG to Cancer Trials Ireland which was kindly supported by the Irish Cancer Society, the Health Research Board, Bayer, Amgen and Merck Serono. Attendance at the awards event was supported by Bayer and MSD.

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14 November 2016 | In

Health Innovation Week


Looking Beyond 2020 in Connected Healthcare Innovation

19th to the 24th November 2016

Health Innovation Week is a set of 4 different events revolving around technology in healthcare. Events are focused on creating a public awareness of the amazing projects underway in Ireland’s health system.

One of the objectives is to inspire clinicians, university students, children of all ages and the general public to think about modern healthcare. We want to put Digital Health at the heart of national agenda.

Health Innovation week runs from the 19th to the 24th November 2016. All of the events are aimed towards inspiring clinicians, university students, children of all ages and the general public to think about modern healthcare. 

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26 October 2016 | In

Dr Linda Coate elected Vice Clinical Lead

Dr Linda Coate, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Limerick, has been elected Vice Clinical Lead by the Clinical Executive of Cancer Trials Ireland.  Dr Coate will take up office on 1st January 2017.  

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Cancer Trials Ireland has been conducting cancer trials with local and global pharmaceutical partners for many years.

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