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We provide equitable access to cutting edge cancer clinical trials in the South of Ireland.

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About Us

UCC Cancer Trials Group brings together oncology clinical trials units in Cork and Waterford in partnership with the HRB Clinical Research Facility-UCC, University College Cork and the South/ Southwest Hospital Group to provide equitable access to cutting edge cancer care and clinical trials in the South of Ireland.

Information for Patients

Find out about clinical trials and getting involved in our research.

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Our People

We bring together cancer researchers from across the South/Southwest of Ireland to share expertise and improve patient outcomes.

How You Can Support Us

Get involved in fundraising or make a donation.

€1M raised

since establishment in January 2022

News and Events

  • New drug treatment achieves notable responses in breast cancer patients

    Featured Image: Lead author Professor Roisin Connolly, Director of Cancer Research @UCC HDAC Inhibitor Plus Immunotherapy Combination Shows Promise in Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer. Treatment in a recent study combined a drug that causes a chemical change to stop tumor cells from dividing - with two types of immunotherapy known [...]

    Published On: February 20, 2024
  • Cancer Trials Cork at Cork University Hospital celebrates 20 Years in CUH

    On Thursday 21st September, a celebration was held in the Glucksman Gallery in UCC to mark the 20 Year Anniversary of Cancer Trials Cork. Speakers at the Event included Professor Seamus O’Reilly (Clinical Lead in Cancer Services), Ms Debra O’Hare (Clinical Trials Operational Director of Cancer Trials Cork), Dr Richard [...]

    Published On: October 2, 2023
  • UCC hosts Pancreatic Cancer Symposium

    Featured Image: Dr Brian Bird, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education, University College Cork (UCC) and Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bon Secours Hospital Cork. Professor Eileen O'Reilly, Oncologist, Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Mr Bas Groot Koerkamp, HPB Surgeon, Erasmus MC, Netherlands. Dr Eva Versteijne, Radiation Oncologist, Amsterdam UMC, [...]

    Published On: September 29, 2023
  • ASCO Quality Training Program 1-Day Workshop

      Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre and the UCC Cancer Trials Group invite those working in oncology in Ireland to attend an ASCO QTP training day on Friday, 15 September at Brú Columbanus, Wilton, Cork. ASCO’s Quality Training Program (QTP) is designed to help your practice improve the quality of [...]

    Published On: September 1, 2023
  • National Pancreatic Cancer Symposium in UCC this September

    Cancer Research @UCC in conjunction with Bon Secours Cork Cancer Center, Mercy University Hospital and Cork University Hospital, has announced Ireland's first National Pancreatic Cancer Symposium will take place in Devere Hall, University College Cork on Friday 22nd September. The management of pancreatic cancer is complex and multi-disciplinary. Recent [...]

    Published On: July 27, 2023
  • Cancer Trials Ireland are conducting a Metastatic Breast Cancer Survey

    Cancer Trials Ireland has teamed up with patient advocate Siobhan Gaynor to undertake a study amongst patients living with metastatic breast cancer in Ireland. The study, part of Cancer Trials Ireland's public patient involvement (PPI) initiative in cancer clinical research, aims to better understand the needs of those patients [...]

    Published On: July 27, 2023