Consistent and intensive breast cancer research is vital in advancing a cure to what can be a devastating disease. 1 in 9 women in Ireland are affected by breast cancer and there are currently 2890 new cases diagnosed annually.
While survival rates are improving through screening and awareness campaigns, there is still a lot more to be achieved through dedicated and in-depth research with the help of Breast Cancer Ireland.
Our mission is to transform breast cancer from often being a fatal disease (689 deaths annually) to a treatable illness that can be managed and cured through treatment. The speed of research discovery will ultimately achieve this vision of reducing the threat of breast cancer.
The treatment landscape has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Previously, all patients diagnosed initially received chemotherapy as standard. Today, with the emergence of sophisticated blood tests, we can personalise and tailor each patient’s treatment plan to reflect their particular type of the disease thereby optimising their prospects of defeating breast cancer.
Why not take a look inside our labs and let Dr Damir Vareslija tell you a little more about their ongoing research.
BCI Research Centre
One of the key strategic initiatives of BCI is to support Irish centres of excellence so that we can deliver world class research, improve patient care and deliver greater long term development of research infrastructure. The BCI Research Centre is located within the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has 14 full time scientific,…
Meet the research team
Phenomenal advances in targeted therapy over the past ten years have had a significant impact on breast cancer survival. Within these excellent survival rates however lie a significant group of patients (>30%) who will have disease recurrence. The challenge now is to understand why…