Our research is vital. Despite significant increases in the numbers of people surviving cancer, there are still over 9,000 people in Ireland who die each year from this disease. Even with treatment, they cannot be saved. We passionately believe research is how we can change this and deliver better futures sooner.
Learn more about the innovative projects and cutting edge research we support.
Breakthrough directs funding to our key research areas
Breakthrough has a rigorous and transparent review process
BCR funded research has delivered for patients and families.
Breakthrough Cancer Research is a key funder of cancer research in Ireland.
Breakthrough Cancer research offers funding to Irish researchers — both early-career and senior leaders — who have the potential to make significant advances in improving the survival of cancer patients through research.Read More
Breakthrough Cancer Research has in 2019 commenced funding an endowed leadership chair in translational cancer research for a 5 year period.Read More
The Gerald O’Sullivan Chair in Cancer Research
Breakthrough Cancer Research in 2019 commenced funding an endowed leadership chair in translational cancer research for a 5 year period.read more