ICORG will be continuing its key role in the expansion of Oncology clinical research in Ireland next year through a variety of initiatives. These will include a research nurse training week in March. 13 new studies are currently planned with more than 10 others under consideration. 4 ICORG Irish study set up meetings are planned for January and February, to follow on from the successful one held in December for the prostate study. In general ICORG will be bringing enough sponsored studies to the many active centres to ensure that many if not all of the centres can expand their research nurse resource. There are also initiatives planned in the areas of patient advocacy and fund raising. Most of these moves will be advertised both on the web site and in the medical press.