RESEARCH
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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
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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.

Ger Stanton

In 1974 I met Mary and I suppose it was love at first sight and we got married in 1976 at the tender age of 22. We have 2 children, a boy, and a girl, both grown up now. Mary worked as a teacher and I was a salesman for a food company.

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Seán Dorgan

I turned 60 years old in 2011 and was enjoying life. I had retired from full-time work but had a rewarding mix of interesting part-time roles. Mary and I were enjoying having a few holidays each year. Our four boys were reared and enjoying their lives too. Life was good.

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