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Over the last 3 years, the All-Island Cancer Research Institute (AICRI) has brought together 10 academic institutions across the island of Ireland, along with other stakeholders, to develop an overarching framework for cancer research covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship/quality of life. Significant funding to kick-start this rapidly expanding and inclusive virtual institute has been received from the North-South Research Programme (NSRP), run by the Higher Education Authority of Ireland via funding under the Shared Island Initiative.

AICRI is focused both on deepening North-South collaboration, strengthening the social and economic links on the island of Ireland, but also on linking with international colleagues in other parts of Europe, the US and further afield to benefit cancer patients and wider society.


About European Cancer Organisation

The European Cancer Organisation (ECO) is the largest non-profit, multi-professional federation in Europe. It brings together hundreds of different professional societies and patient groups to advocate for more effective, efficient, and equitable cancer care.


About American Society of Clinical Oncology

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to the principle that knowledge conquers cancer. Together with the Association for Clinical Oncology, ASCO represents nearly 50,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of high quality, equitable patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, supports ASCO by funding groundbreaking research and education across cancer’s full continuum. Learn more at www.ASCO.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.


About European School of Oncology

The European School of Oncology is an independently funded non-profit organisation dedicated to quality education and training. ESO's vision is to ensure that all cancer patients have access to unbiased and evidence-based competent care from adequately trained health professionals.


About US National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. Established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of 11 agencies that make up the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NCI’s mission is to lead, conduct, and support cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives. As the leader of the cancer research enterprise, collectively known as the National Cancer Program, and the largest funder of cancer research in the world, NCI manages a broad range of research, training, and information dissemination activities that reach across the entire country, meeting the needs of all demographics—rich and poor, urban and rural, and all racial/ethnic populations The NCI is the US partner in the tripartite Ireland - Northern Ireland - NCI Cancer Consortium.


About The Department Of Health

The Department of Health has more than 600 employees working together across multiple divisions and units to deliver on a very broad mission and mandate.

The functions of the Department of Health are to serve the public and support the Minister for Health, Ministers of State, and the Government:

  • by providing leadership and policy direction for the health sector to improve health outcomes,
  • by undertaking effective governance and performance oversight to ensure accountable and high-quality services and systems,
    • by collaborating to achieve health priorities and contribute to wider social and economic goals and
    • by creating an organisational environment where high performance is achieved, collaborative working is valued, and the knowledge and skills of staff are developed and deployed.

There are 19 bodies under the aegis of the Department of Health. The Department works with the relevant agencies and bodies, together with a wide range of other stakeholders, to deliver health and social care services to the people of Ireland.


About The National Cancer Control Programme

The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is a National Directorate of the Health Service Executive, which is Ireland’s public health and social care service. The goal of the HSE to provide quality care and support to people at all stages of life. Established in 2007, the NCCP works with health service providers and other partners to prevent cancer, treat cancer, and increase survival and quality of life for those who develop cancer, by converting the knowledge gained through research, surveillance and outcome evaluation into strategies and actions. In particular, the NCCP is responsible for the implementation of the majority of the recommendations of the government’s National Cancer Strategies, which are published approximately every ten years.