RESEARCH
WORKS

50 YEARS AGO, BREAST AND PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVAL RATES WERE LESS THAN 50%. WITH RESEARCH FUNDING, THEY’RE NOW OVER 85%.

HOWEVER, TODAY SOME CANCER SURVIVAL RATES ARE STILL LESS THAN 10%. THAT’S NOT A NUMBER WE’RE PREPARED TO LIVE WITH.

WITH BETTER TREATMENTS FOR ALL, WE WON’T HAVE TO.

DEMAND BETTER. JOIN US.

WHY OUR
WAY WORKS

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Our organisation is different - we only fund research and scientific solutions for cancer. Wherever the best ideas are, worldwide, we find them - and fund them, fast.

Our
Mission

100% survival for 100% of cancers.
Our world-class researchers are beating cancer, one genius breakthrough at a time.

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RESEARCH PRIORITIES

Breakthrough is committed to funding research to improve cancer care and outcomes and to ensure patient benefit is at the core of our efforts. Breakthrough will achieve its strategic objectives through increased investment and focus on these research priorities over the next several years.

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  • Increase our research investment into poor prognosis cancers and currently incurable cancers, prioritising lung, oesophageal, ovarian and pancreatic cancers.

  • Continue to significantly invest in research on the role of the immune system in cancer development and identify opportunities to harness the immune system to control and eradicate metastatic cancers.

  • Improve integration of cancer research into cancer care in Ireland by prioritising funding for projects and infrastructure with significant clinical engagement / input.

  • Continue to discover and develop new therapeutics and surgical approaches / technologies, including increased investment in biological and immunotherapies.

  • Continue to fund research, which aims to improve the effectiveness or specificity of current cancer therapies including investing in biomarkers discovery, nutrition and therapeutic delivery.

  • Invest in research-led innovation at every stage of the cancer patient journey from first diagnosis through to treatment, clinical trials and palliative care to improve survival and quality of life.

Liz Muldoon

The first time I heard that phrase, I won’t lie, it scared the bejeezus out of me!!

In April 2019 I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer after finding a lump.

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Conor Stapleton

One morning last November, I woke at 7 a.m. as usual. Quickly throwing on my placement clothes, grabbing a coffee, and jumping on the Luas; it was a normal day.

Conor Stapleton
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