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Since our inception in 1999, the Cork Cancer Research Centre has been a leading force in developing new treatments for cancer patients that provide tangible benefits to those most in need of medical breakthroughs. Current research at the Centre is solving the critical challenge of secondary cancer and is directed at three research themes: Cell Death and Survival Mechanisms, Novel Therapeutics and related Devices and Gene Therapy. We have also developed significant programmes in Prevention and Education, especially around Nutrition and advising patients with cancer how to best maintain their weight.


Our continued success is due to the scientific and personal initiatives that we have established with key medical and scientific groups throughout the world. Vital to this success has been the core structure upon which multidisciplinary programmes are built. This approach ensures that we take the latest findings from clinical practice to the laboratory where they become the focus of our research. We then bring the latest research breakthroughs to the clinicians, who can then apply our findings.


From our modest beginnings with only two employees, the Centre has rapidly expanded in both size and significance, while never forgetting the central tenet of our task:


To advance new cancer treatments through research.