UCD is an established leader in the fields of cancer and personalised medicine, exploring new person-focused approaches using the latest interdisciplinary research from fundamental biological and medical sciences, computer science and clinical expertise. The breadth and depth of our cancer research spans many schools, centres and programmes, fostering excellence and collaboration to improve personalised patient treatment and care.

We believe we have the blueprint for how cancer research and cancer care will look in Ireland in the 21st century
  - Professor Walter Kolch

Research Units and Programmes

The rise of immunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma and a new trial for Irish patients

  • UCD School of Medicine

Immunotherapy has been paradigm-changing in the area of hepatocellular carcinoma, especially since the recent landmark publication in NEJM demonstrating the superiority of an immune based (atezolizumab and bevacizumab) approach over sorafenib, the previous standard and only drug available in Ireland for this cancer. UCD Medicine profiles the work of Professor Austin Duffy.

January 2018

Clustal Omega for making accurate alignments of many protein sequences

Protein Science

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December 2018

Learning from data to predict future symptoms of oncology patients


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March 2016

Lysosome triggered near-infrared fluorescence imaging of cellular trafficking processes in real time

Nature Communications

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January 2016

Integration of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data identifies two biologically distinct subtypes of invasive lobular breast cancer

Scientific Reports

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