Breakthrough Cancer Research Donate


Your donation will fund research to help get to 100% survival for 100% cancers.

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“Together, through better prevention and new treatments, we can achieve 100% survival, so let’s get to 100% together.”

“It has never been more important to stay safe while staying healthy.  Breakthrough is helping improve the survival outcomes for those already diagnosed. We’re working with an amazing team of scientists and clinicians, on ground-breaking new treatments for skin cancers as we strive for 100% survival for all cancers. 

Orla Dolan, CEO, Breakthrough Cancer Research

“We have been extremely fortunate to have been able to offer patients electrochemotherapy, through the support of Breakthrough Cancer Research, here in Ireland for over 10 years now.  New treatments like these do not happen overnight and must go through a robust testing process to ensure it is both safe and effective before it ever reaches a patient. We are sincerely grateful for the support of the public and look forward to the next stages of this research, less invasive ways to help patients with a variety of skin cancers.”

Mr James Clover, Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Clinical lead for Electrochemotherapy who is leading the research to move treatments to the next stage by replacing the chemotherapeutic agent with calcium.


How my donation will help

Our dedicated scientists are working hard to discover and develop new treatments for the poorest prognosis cancers, but they need your help. Your donations will go to fund our main research themes which include:

  1. Electrochemotherapy & Immunotherapy
  2. Autophagy
  3. Gene Therapy
  4. Cancer and Nutrition

Additionally, a donation can help us fund much needed supplies including:

€10 pays for 100ml of Penicillin-Streptomyces solution

Essential for the control of infection and maintaining sterile growth conditions for tumour cells in the laboratory.

€25 pays for 4x 100ml bottles if Essential Amino Acid solution

These are used for storage of cells in our -80deg. freezer, for use in the future.

€50 pays for 15 bottles of a Special Medium

Required to support the culture of tumour cells in the laboratory.

€100 pays for 50 litres of Liquid Nitrogen

Necessary to facilitate freezing tumour cell samples for long-term storage in a cancer bio-bank.

€200 pays for a kit that will isolate DNA from cells

This allows us to determine the processes happening at a genetic level in the cancer cell and will test 200 samples

€500 pays for an antibody

Used to identify and visualize the different components of the human cancer cell. Antibodies can also be used to identify specific cells of the immune system and determine their role in attacking cancer cells following treatment.

None of our research would be possible without the support of the generous public who truly are an essential part of our team.  We have many research projects to tackle different types of cancer and you support helps fund them.

  • 1 year of a research project costs €40,000
  • 1 month of a research project costs €3,333
  • 1 week of a research project costs €833
  • 1 day of a research project costs €166

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