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Episode 2 – Meet Professor Arnie Hill

Professor Arnie Hill is the Chairman of Breast Cancer Ireland and Head of the School of Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a General Breast and Endocrine Surgeon and the national advisor for surgical oncology for the National Cancer Control Programme (under the direction of Professor Tom Kean). Aisling and Arnie first met when Aisling joined the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) as Director of Development. Over the past 15 years, and through the establishment of Breast Cancer Ireland as a charity in 2011, they have experienced many great advances. As the Lead Clinician in the new Breast Centre located on the Beaumont Hospital Campus, Arnie chats with Aisling about this ground-breaking new centre, which is due to open in the summertime which will cater for the over 10,000 cases presented each year.

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Episode 1 – Meet Emma Cassidy

Emma Cassidy is science and PE teacher whose life changed dramatically on June 27, 2017. Just 3 months after her 30th birthday, she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which came as a huge shock to Emma given there was no family history of the disease and incredibly none of the major symptoms associated with the disease. Instead, in the lead up to her diagnosis, Emma experienced what she describes as “overwhelming fatigue”, and in the absence of anything of any abnormalities showing up in her tests, Emma’s GP referred her to the Breast Clinic in Beaumont Hospital to get checked as a purely precautionary measure. Emma’s story is one of bravery and hope, culminating in much celebrated birth of her son Sam in late 2020.

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New clinical trial for HER2 breast cancer

HER-2 is a subtype of breast cancer. It is characterised because the cancer cell expresses the HER-2 receptor – a protein, that promotes the growth of cancer cells. In about one of every five breast cancers, the cancer cells have extra copies of the gene that makes the HER-2 protein. A new clinical trial, called The Shamrock […]

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BCI Ambassador Robbie Henshaw rugby raffle raises €10,000

Breast Cancer Ireland would like to say a huge thank you to our ambassador and Irish rugby player, Robbie Henshaw, who generously donated a number of his treasured rugby items (that he also signed) for a raffle giveaway. This amazing campaign raised almost €10,000. The lucky winner of this fabulous rugby kit was Rosie O’Connor. […]

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