Call for Greater Research for Pancreatic Cancer
“A terminally ill patient with pancreatic cancer has called for greater research and funding to improve survival rates in Ireland”
National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025
Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Health recently announced a public consultation on the development of a National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025. The Department of Health is seeking the views of the public on cancer services and on priorities for a new cancer strategy. ICORG has welcomed the announcement and believe that Clinical Research has to be prioritised in the next Cancer Strategy. Through appropriate funding ICORG should be placed in a strong position to bring more new treatments to Irish cancer patients.
ICORG Disease Site Specific Group Meeting - 26th June 2015
Dr Catherine Kelly and Professor Leonie Young
5th Irish Next-Generation Sequencing Meeting - 26th June 2015
The 5th Irish Next-Generation Sequencing Meeting will take place on 26th June.
Venue: Tercentenary Hall and Knowledge Exchange, Level 2 of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2.
Please see flyer for further details.
ICORG Celebrates Clinical Trial Champions on International Clinical Trials Day
International Clinical Trials Day 2015
Every year International Clinical Trials Day is marked around the world on or near the May 20th 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 the most effective way to establish which new treatments are beneficial for patients and improve their outcomes. International Clinical Trials Day provides a focal point to raise awareness of the importance of clinical research.
With Research Comes Hope
Breast Cancer Test (OncotypeDX)
News released today shows Breast Cancer Test - OncotypeDX - reduces the need for Chemotherapy.
ICORG was involved in this Global Clinical Trial associated with the development of this; nearly 700 Irish Patients took part at Hospitals throughout Ireland between 2007 - 2010.
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