Consistent and intensive breast cancer research is vital in advancing a cure to what can be a devastating disease. One in nine women in Ireland are affected by breast cancer, and there are currently 3,100 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 (690 deaths annually) to an 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.
Take a look inside our labs and let Dr Damir Vareslija tell you a little bit more about their ongoing research.