The Caroline Foundation


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The Caroline Dwyer-Hickey Cancer Research Foundation (The Caroline Foundation) was recently established in memory of Caroline Dwyer-Hickey who passed away on 25 March 2013 aged 35 after a nine year battle with cancer.  The purpose of the Foundation is to fund a research scientist to work under Professor John Crown in his Dublin-based clinical cancer research programme.

Caroline was a patient of Prof. Crown’s from the time of her being diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2004.  Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy arrested the development of the disease but in February 2008 the cancer was once again active.  From then to the time of her death Caroline courageously participated in a number of clinical trials both in Ireland and the US- in some cases was the first in Ireland to do so.   She was fiercely determined to do whatever was within her power to beat her cancer. Each trial programme bought Caroline extra time.  She firmly believed that research will one day find a cure.

The Caroline Foundation is built on, and is testimony to, that hope and faith in the work of The Clinical Cancer Research Trust (CCRT).