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About Us


Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) is a multidisciplinary organisation that investigates major issues that concern the genesis, progression or treatment of cancer. Our purpose is to provide discovery and innovations that may be applied to the prevention of the cancer in the first place or to the development of more effective treatment strategies. 


Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) is a translational health research centre within the College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork and works with all four teachings hospitals in Cork (Mercy University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, Bon Secours Cork and South Infirmary & Victoria University Hospital)


Its foundation was based on the unshakeable belief that the cancer questions can be resolved and that, in Cork, we could create the capability to make significant contributions. Cancer research is a continuum from basic investigation through to clinical application. We foster such an environment: Where there is an interactive atmosphere conducive to collaboration between investigators of differing skills and profession; where we have the human and technological resources to provide high standard penetrating research; and where inquiry and innovation remain central to everything we do.


Our team of over 30 scientists, cancer clinicians, nurses, Ph.D. students and technical staff are based in laboratories and offices in the Western Gateway Building, UCC, and multiple teaching hospitals in the region.  We also have extensive collaboration throughout Ireland and Internationally.


Our reputation as an internationally recognised world class research centre is underpinned by our on-going collaborations with oncologists and physicians both nationally and internationally. These collaborations have enabled us to provide exceptional research and emerge as a major contributor in the area of cancer research.


Membership of our Scientific Advisory Board is made up of internationally recognised Cancer experts who conduct an annual review of research and make recommendations to the Advisory and Governance Board.


The Advisory and Governance Board, who meet approximately four times a year, is made up of experienced professionals from UCC, Industry and the Business Community.