CCRT/The Caroline Foundation research recognised by the President of DCU for it’s Impact on patients with Breast Cancer

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Professor John Crown was awarded the DCU President’s Impact Award for research he leads at the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB) to improve the treatment options available to women with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. Under his leadership, a new drug combination to treat women with this type of breast cancer, that is based on prior preclinical studies from the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT) research team based in the NICB, has entered clinical development in a recently opened Phase 1 clinical trial named CAROLINE-1. The CAROLINE-1 study received support from CCRT, The Caroline Foundation, BreastPredict and Puma Biotechnology Inc.

Remembering Mary Jones, our wonderful friend and former CCRT colleague. May she rest in peace x


Mary was the founder clinical research oncology data manager in St. Vincent’s University Hospital. She defined the top end of the scale of excellence for this crucial job. The quality of her work was the subject of rave reviews by international trial monitors and auditors over the years. Above all she was a dear friend to us all on the CCRT team. She will be deeply missed.

Our sincerest sympathies to her daughter Annie, her granddaughters Isabel and Mollie, her son-in-law Rob and her family and friends x

11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology, Sept 27th-29th, Herbert Park Hotel

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Please click below for the full programme of 40 speakers.

Programme Final- 11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology

External CPD points awarded: 4 (27th)   6 (28th)    2 (29th)

Attendance is free. To register please email:

‘Taking Stock’ Book Launch, October 11th @ 8pm, Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar, Westport


Join Michael O’Donnell and the Molloy family and friends on Thursday October 11th @ 8pm in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar, Westport for the launch of ‘Taking Stock’ – A Collection of Poetry by Michael O’Donnell. All proceeds of the sale of this book go directly to The Cancer Clinical Research Trust’s triple negative breast cancer research programme, in memory of two beautiful young women, Catherine and Claire.

Huge thanks to Michael O’Donnell, Kate O’Malley and the Molloy family for their wonderful fundraising efforts. Join them on October 11th for an evening of music, song and hope. For those who cannot make it on the night but wish to support this cause ‘Taking Stock’ is available to purchase online on the Achill Tourism website

Motivational Diaries – Be Inspired to Beat Cancer

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Buy your unique motivational diary TODAY and support Cancer Research. The compact A6 diaries feature a motivational quote for each day of the year and beautiful paintings from Irish artists.

These timeless diaries are not year specific and so can be used for 2019.

Diaries cost 8 euro and are available to buy from 50% of all profits go to The Caroline Foundation.

The Inspirational Diary was created by Mary Heeran White to support the work of Professor John Crown and the The Caroline Foundation.