Ireland’s first comprehensive Cancer Institute

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Significant progress has been has been made in establishing the first comprehensive Cancer Institute on the island of Ireland, integrating innovative science and medicine in the treatment and prevention of cancer.

The Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute (TSJCI) is the first Irish Cancer Institute to be accredited and designated by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes, the body which assesses and measures the quality of cancer care against international standards and research, in order to improve patient outcomes throughout Europe. 

In June, Taoiseach, Micheál Martin announced the appointment of Prof. Maeve Lowery and Prof. John Kennedy as joint Directors of the Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute.

Speaking at the event, the Taoiseach reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the continued improvement of cancer care in Ireland and spoke of the partnership between St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin; “Innovative partnerships such as the Trinity St James’ s Cancer Institute will ensure that outcomes for patients continue to improve through a combination of research, education and access to clinical trials.”