As students begin a new school term this week and head back to school, the Irish Cancer Society announced funding for two new major cancer research scholarships, all made possible through the public’s generous support!
Researchers Dr Conor Murphy of UCD and St. James's Hospital Dublin, and John Daly of NUIG have been awarded grants for their projects which will look at ways to treat cancer and help patients survive and thrive after diagnosis.
Based in NUI Galway, John’s research will search for a new, better way to treat multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Each year in Ireland approximately 250 people are diagnosed with multiple myeloma and 170 people die from the disease. Based between UCD and St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Conor’s research will pioneer a personalised approach to dealing with the harsh effects of treatment which an oesophageal cancer patient can go through. Each year in Ireland almost 400 people are diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus (gullet). Approximately 1,000 people in Ireland are currently living with, or have survived, this cancer.
Read more about their exciting research projects at www.cancer.ie. #IrishCancerSociety #CancerResearch #IrishCancerResearch #CancerResearchers #CancerResearcher #OesophagealCancer #Myeloma #MultipleMyeloma #BloodCancer