Irish Cancer Clinical Trial Takes Centre Stage At Major US Conference
Results from the ICORG 05-03 Study - Randomised Phase III Trial of Two Fractionation Schemes in the Treatment of Malignant Spinal Cord Compression - were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) meeting in San Francisco on Monday 15th September.
The study determined that the one single dose of 10Gy of radiation therapy will deliver the same mobility and stability benefits for the patient as four doses of 5Gy (total 20Gy) of radiation therapy.
It the first Irish trial ever to be featured at the plenary session of a major US medical educational conference and Dr Thirion's plenary presentation was one of only four selected from more than 2000 submissions from all over the world.
Kilbehenny Cycling Club Fundraiser - 22nd June 2014
Kilbehenny Cycle Club has kindly selected ICORG to fundraise for in their upcoming cycling event. Please support this worthy cause and join them on Sunday 22nd June 2014 for a great days cycling! They have three routes on offer (125km/60km/15km) so there’s a distance to suit everybody.
International Clinical Trials Day - 20th May 2014
Each year the International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on or near the 20th of May to celebrate the day that James Lind began his controlled trial comparing the different treatments for scurvy on the 20th May 1747.
Thanks to James Lind, carefully regulated clinical trials are currently the most effective way to establish which new treatments are beneficial for patients. International Clinical Trials Day provides a focal point to raise awareness of the importance of research.
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Professor John Fitzpatrick
ICORG wishes to express its Sincere Condolences to the Family and Colleagues of Professor John Fitzpatrick, Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society on his untimely and sudden passing.
Masterclass in Translational Cancer Research - Friday 4th & 11th April
A Masterclass in Translational Cancer Research will take place on Friday 4th & 11th April 2014 at the NICB, Dublin City University.
ICORG’s Patient Advocate
ICORG's fantastic Patient Advocate, Evelyn O'Rourke has been in the news recently sharing her honest and inspiring cancer story with the nation. Her inspirational book, Dear Ross, was published this month.
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