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disease and prevention

The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland are joining forces to battle the disease

A new €7.5 million fund has been announced to bring higher education institutions and teaching hospitals closer together.

A NEW €7.5 MILLION cancer research fund has been announced to provide grants for researchers in practical and clinical disease fighting methods.

The fund is being created as part of a partnership between the The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) with the aim of greater cooperation between higher education institutions and teaching hospitals.

The ICS say that the fund is part of a plan to support the establishment of a new Collaborative Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) which will  which will focus on unmet medical needs.

The ICS’s head of research John Fitzpatrick says they are now seeking applications for the research grants:

This is a new and exciting venture that provides the platform for even greater collaboration in cancer research in Ireland, including industry and new research disciplines, which will allow more rapid translation of discoveries into benefits for cancer patients and the public.

The ICS says that it expects cancer rates to increase over the next six years and has estimated that there will be 40,000 cases a year by the year 2020.

They add that the CCRC will provide a foundation for better integration of cancer research and care for patients and help reduce the economic and social burden of cancer in Ireland.

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