From their website:
People believe that the worst day they or a loved one will have is hearing a cancer diagnosis. However, this is not the worst day. The worst day is when the doctor tells them there is no hope. They have tried everything. There is nothing more they can do. The cure for their cancer does not exist.
Breakthrough Cancer Research (Breakthrough) is working hard to make sure our family, friends and communities across Ireland have access to the best treatments for cancer and never have to hear the words, there is no hope.
Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish medical research charity focused on cancer. We work to significantly impact the number of children and adults who can survive this disease. We invest in world-class research in Ireland to impact the quality of life for people with cancer and save lives. We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers, which are poorly served by current treatment options.
Our focus is on:
- Funding world-class cancer research into poor prognosis cancers, which are poorly served by current treatment options
- Facilitating collaboration between scientists and clinicians across Ireland and Internationally
- Accelerating the translation of lab discoveries into new effective treatments for people with cancer.
Thanks to your support we have invested millions in cancer research, funding the development of new treatments for cancer.