We rely on voluntary donations to fund our research in Ireland. Since 1963, we have invested more than €30 million in cancer research, leading to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of many cancers.

Irish Cancer Society | About cancer research

Cancer research can span from the laboratory, to clinical research, to clinical trials, to physical activity research for survivors.

Find out more about cancer research, and how it works.

Irish Cancer Society Research | Our research

We fund research scholarships, fellowships, projects and programmes. Read all about what we're funding.

Irish Cancer Society | Collaborative Cancer Research Centres

The Irish Cancer Society broke new ground with the first ever countrywide cancer research collaboration, BREAST-PREDICT. Find out more about Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centres.

Success stories

Featured research project

Success in prostate cancer research.

More success in research

How research we've funded have made a difference in leukaemia treatments.