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Sep 16, 2015

The 7th Southern Symposium on Foregut Cancers will take place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October in DeVere Hall, Student Centre, University College Cork.

Sep 16, 2015

Patients from across Ireland are invited to a public information meeting, ‘Meet the Experts’, taking place at 12pm on Friday, 2 October 2015 in Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork.


Jul 14, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland (Teva) are delighted to announce its continued support for cancer research in Ireland by contributing a research grant to the Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC).

Apr 30, 2015

An EU-funded multi-partner international project led by Dr. Mark Tangney, from our Research Centre and Dr. Cormac Gahan, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), UCC, has been formally launched at Novartis Vaccines HQ in Siena Italy.

Apr 20, 2015

Expansion of skin cancer services at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital - Opening of Mohs Surgery Unit. The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) is the major center for the provision of skin cancer services in the region.

Feb 9, 2015

University College Cork, Cork University Hospital and the Cork Cancer Research Centre are delighted to announce their Haematology Research Fellowship which will commence in July 2015.

Feb 4, 2015

‘Not beyond us’
CCRC will be joining others around the world to mark World Cancer Day takinga positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer and that they are within our reach.

Dec 18, 2014

We look with interest on today’s article in the Irish Times entitled 'Survival rate for Cancer Patients Improves’ based on statistics from the National Cancer Registry.

Dec 12, 2014

Join us for the Southern Symposium on Foregut Cancers and the Professor Gerry O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture.

Nov 18, 2014

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has invested £1.2 million into seven ambitious new projects to tackle the UK’s deadliest cancer.

Nov 5, 2014

UCC and Breakthrough Cancer Research have produced a new cookbook to help cancer patients put on weight.

Nov 3, 2014

Prestigious Fellowship to enable medical graduate to undertake cancer research. Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland (Teva) is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Cork Cancer Research Centre’s Medical Fellowship 2014 (CCRC Fellowship). The CCRC Fellowship operates for a period of three years as a joint program with University College Cork, Cork University Hospital and Copenhagen University Hospita

May 15, 2014

We wish to extend our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Professor John Fitzpatrick, Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society.


As a clinician and a scientist he shared the vision of our founder the Later Professor Gerry O’Sullivan, for truly translational cancer research, with high levels of clinical engagement and collaboration. Our team enjoyed the many meetings with him, where ideas for the future of cancer research were discussed and we regret that he will not see these ideas come to fruition. Professor Fitzpatrick’s work will, however, live on, in the many research projects conducted throughout this country and further afield. He will be sadly missed by all in the research community.


May John rest in peace.

Nov 29, 2013

In light of the recent media coverage regarding some charities, we wish to assure our supporters that we receive no guaranteed state funding and we do not provide any payments to individuals who work for any State or independently run Hospital.

In fact, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those Doctors and Surgeons who work with us across Ireland at no cost to our charity and who give of their time to our research voluntarily. They do so because they care deeply about finding new therapeutic options for the patients they treat for cancer and we are truly grateful.

Our fundraising supports the scientists in our lab, their laboratory materials and equipment and administration costs. To view a full breakdown of our audited accounts please click here.

Thank you once again for your support of Breakthrough Cancer Research.

Hope Lives Here

Nov 1, 2013

University College Cork recently honoured staff members for their outstanding contributions to University life at a ceremony in the Aula Maxima.  Five PhD Scholarships were awarded through the Strategic Research Fund, supporting the stimulation of new research areas whilst also maintaining existing areas of Research strength. We are proud to announce that Chloe Falvey from our Cancer Research Centre was one of the five PhD Scholarships winners.

Chloe is pictured with Dr Michael Murphy, President of UCC.   It was a marvellous occasion for all and an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions of colleagues across the University.


Oct 18, 2012

This Saturday, (October  20th), there will be a Free Public Forum on Colorectal Cancer Liver metastases  to allow members of the public to put questions to an international panel  of surgeons, radiologists and oncologists who will be in Cork to present on the multimodal management of colorectal cancer secondary liver disease.  

Sep 17, 2012

Dr. Michael Bourke was awarded a medal for Best Original Research Paper for his research carried out at the Cork Cancer Research Centre at a symposium in Galway last weekend.

Jul 31, 2012

A few of you will know that my wife has been suffering from Ovarian cancer for the last few years, and is currently on her 4th round of treatment.

May 3, 2012

Phase1 study produces 83% remission from combination approach. Much respected US based cancer research pioneer, Professor Joseph Scandura, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, is in Cork today to share the results of his clinical study to improve treatment of acute leukaemias and bone marrow cancers

Apr 2, 2012

Three members of Cork’s oncology team will go the distance to participate in the upcoming 26 mile Marathon De Paris on 15th April in memory of world renowned cancer research pioneer, the late Professor Gerry O’Sullivan.

Mar 23, 2012

The Board of Directors at Cork Cancer Research Centre is pleased to announce that Professor Brendan Buckley has agreed to act as Interim Director of the Centre, following the recent passing of the Centre’s founder, the much respected Professor Gerry O Sullivan.

Oct 27, 2011

Women who have been on the pill for 10 or more years cut their risk of ovarian cancer by about 45%.

Oct 10, 2010
The first clinical trial results of an endoscopic device, developed by CCRC, for the treatment of internal cancers are revealed at a seminar in Dublin today.


Cork Cancer Research Centre investigates major issues in the development and treatment of cancer, through teams of university based scientists and collaborating clinicians at multiple teaching hospitals.  The centre researches both primary and secondary disease which has already led to multiple clinical trials.

Our main focus is the development of new treatments for cancer that do not currently respond to conventional therapies.

“The laboratory and clinical experience are very closely intertwined and I think that makes our research much more meaningful”.  Prof Gerry O’Sullivan


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