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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Impacts of Cancer Trials

Why Cancer Trials


09 February 2017 | In

Spring DSSG Digest

Our Spring DSSG Digest has the most up to date news and listing of cancer trials that are underway in Ireland. Download here.

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24 January 2017 | In

Advanced Renal Disease

Prof Ray McDermott, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Tallaght Hospital and St Vincent's University Hospital, Co Chair of our GU Disease Specific Sub-Group, and Dr John Greene, Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology, discuss therapies available for advanced renal disease in The Medical Independent.

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16 January 2017 | In

Article on TNBC

Important article on triple negative breast cancer by Dr Fergus Keane and Dr Cathy Kelly just published in The Medical Independent. See here


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20 December 2016 | In

Merry Christmas

From all of us at Head Office and our colleagues in our 14 research units around the country, we wish you a merry and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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19 December 2016 | In

Early stage breast cancer trial opens

50 Patients in Cork, Waterford and Dublin to get access to drug not yet approved in Ireland for early stage breast cancer

The Irish arm of a global cancer trial which will involve 4,600 patients in 500 hospitals around the world has been opened in Ireland by Cancer Trials Ireland and is looking for 50 Irish patients to take part.

The trial will investigate whether the new drug palbociclib will decrease the chance of cancer recurring in women and men with early stage HR positive /HER2 negative breast cancer when given in combination with the current standard anti-hormone therapy.

Known as the PALLAS trial it will be run in 6 hospitals in Ireland; Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Waterford, and in Dublin, Mater Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, St James’s Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Patients interested in taking part in the trial should contact their Medical Oncologist.

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Answers to your questions about Cancer Trials.

Pharmaceutical Partners.

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

We have a wealth of experience and expertise to deliver cancer trials success.

If you would like to find out more about how we can work together please contact: