Visit of Minister for Health & Children -Dr James Reilly

On the 9th of February 2012 Dr James Reilly visited the ICORG Central Office, this was the first time a Minister for Health had done so. In the 75 mins of presentations, discussion and Q & A, the Minister indicated that he was impressed with all the Group had achieved, was extremely supportive of the role of research and the many benefits it brings to a health system, and was keen to see ICORG grow and flourish.

Ireland leads the way in exciting new Lung Cancer Trial

Ireland leads the way in the crizotinib trial with referral from ICORG hospitals all over the country. This has resulted in St. James’s Hospital being the leading European site. All the more exciting when you look at the early data for this drug. In the early phase studies more than 60 percent of lung cancer patients who received crizotinib were alive after two years, according to data released in June 2011.