Prof Bryan Hennessy at Joint Oireachtas Committee

“By increasing investment in cancer trials infrastructure, we could be offering Irish cancer patients more options and potentially better outcomes.

Cancer trials can extend lives and give people a better quality of life. When I am in the clinic with a cancer patient, there are times I want to be able to offer more than the standard of care treatment and that’s where a trial can help. At the moment, due to the resource constraints in our cancer units and at our head office, there are trials we simply cannot do at present.”