Breast Cancer affects 1 in 9 Irish women and there are currently 2,800 new cases diagnosed annually. While 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 is established to raise significant funding to support pioneering research programmes nationally as well as to promote education & awareness on the importance of breast health amongst women of all ages.
We 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 14 full time scientific, researchers and postgraduate medical students employed.
We have developed a Schools Awareness Programme to educate young women on the importance of breast health, aimed specifically toward Transition Year students.
Investment in countries first Intra-Operative Radiotherapy Device…instead of patient having to return to hospital for five weeks daily for radiotherapy – we can extend initial surgery time by 20 minutes, for certain cancer patients and they go home to recover.