Research

working-in-the-lab-microscopeBreast Cancer Research is not necessarily glamorous or emotive yet it is the linchpin in advancing a cure to a sometimes devastating disease.  Breast Cancer affects 1 in 9 Irish women and there are currently 2800 new cases diagnosed annually. While our survival rates are improving through screening and awareness campaigns, there is still a lot more to be achieved with the help of Breast Cancer Ireland.

Breast Cancer Ireland aims to transform Breast Cancer from often being a fatal disease (689 deaths annually) to a treatable illness that can be maintained long-term through treatment.  Speed of research discovery will ultimately achieve this vision of reducing the threat of breast cancer.

The research landscape has changed dramatically over the past ten years.  Previously all patients diagnosed, received chemotherapy, initially, as their standard treatment of care, but today, with the emergence of sophisticated blood tests, we can personalise and tailor every patients treatment plan to reflect their particular disease thereby optimising their outcome in 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.


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    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,... View Article

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  • NO FEE. Pictured (LtoR)Consultant Surgeon Prof, Arnold Hill Physicist Mr. Donal Cummins and radiation therapist Lorna Fynes and Consultant Surgeon Mr. Colm Power . ( INTRABeam System )

    Breast Cancer Ireland donates pioneering new treatment to Beaumont Hospital

    Breast Cancer Ireland has donated an INTRABeam system, at a cost of €480,000 to the Departments of Surgery and Radiation Oncology at Beaumont Hospital.  This new technology, the first of its kind in Ireland, allows doctors to treat patients with a single 30 minute targeted dose of radiation during their breast cancer operation and to... View Article

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    International Breast Cancer Conf 2016

    Prof Leonie Young hosted a two-day Breast Cancer Meeting in Royal College of Surgeons. International experts, researchers, academics and clinicians came together to discuss the latest developments in the field of breast cancer research. The meeting, kindly supported by Breast Cancer Ireland, featured an excellent line-up of speakers that presented work on the very latest... View Article

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    BREAST CANCER: COULD IT BE TREATED WITH DRUGS ALONE?

    Oncologist Arnie Hill says breast cancer research could see potentially fatal disease become manageable condition Prof Arnie Hill greets me in the foyer of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) with a friendly smile and a warm handshake. As we enter the Breast Cancer Ireland offices on York Street in Dublin, I consider... View Article

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    Breast Cancer Research Centre

    One of the key strategic initiatives of Breast Cancer Ireland 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 Breast Cancer Ireland Research Centre is located within the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has... View Article

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    Meet The Team

    Meet our research team below

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    Our Work

    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…  

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