Cancer Trials Ireland opens new breast cancer trial

Cancer Trials Ireland has today (Monday, 27 June 2016) announced that it has opened a cancer trial to test a new treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer which has not responded to currently available treatments.

The trial will test for the first time the use of the new drug copanlisib in combination with trastuzumab to treat advanced HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer which has progressed or recurred in patients during or following standard anti-HER2 treatment.

It is expected that up 34 patients will take part in the trial which will be conducted over the next 2-3 years in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, St. James’s Hospital in Dublin, University Hospital Galway and Cork University Hospital at a cost of approximately 750,000 euro.



Clinical Trials Day 2016

Happy International Clinical Trials Day

Here’s a brief video which will give you a flavour of yesterday’s International Clinical Trials Day Launch at the Mansion House in Dublin. 

A huge thanks to all who made it all possible. 

Just Ask

Pictured at the launch of our ‘Just Ask’ campaign and New Name to mark International Clinical Trials Day (20th May) were Professor Bryan Hennessy, Clinical Lead for Cancer Trials Ireland, Sinead, Cliodhna and Alan Pearson, and Eibhlin Mulroe, CEO, Cancer Trials Ireland. Press Release : Cancer Trials saves Government €6.5M annually   – click here for Press Release […]

Cancer Trials Ireland appoints Business Development Manager

Shane Ring has been appointed to the newly created position of Business Development Manager with Cancer Trials Ireland, the Irish clinical oncology research group which supports and co-ordinates most of Ireland’s cancer trials and actively participates in international trials. At Cancer Trials Ireland Shane will work closely with the many cancer trials research centres around […]

The Patient Voice in Cancer Research

     Cancer survivors and their families joined researchers and health care professionals in round table discussions at the UCD Conway Institute (13th April) to talk about how to put patients at the heart of the cancer research agenda. The event was organised by UCD Medicine Research, UCD Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland & BREAST-PREDICT in conjunction […]