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

Featured Researchers

19 June 2023

Innovations in Oncology

  • UCD Research, SBI, AICRI

Biology and medicine are morphing into data-driven sciences, and the dream of precision or 'personalised' medicine — finding the right medicine for the right patient at the right time — is coming into reach. Learn about how Professor William Gallagher and colleagues in the All-Island Cancer Research Institute and Professor Walter Kolch at Systems Biology Ireland are 'Enabling personalised medicine for cancer patients across the island through digital revolution,' in our special feature from the frontiers of cancer research.

31 March 2022

Irish Examiner article: Cancer knows no borders — neither should we

  • Prof William Gallagher, Prof Mark Lawler

The Good Friday Agreement led to a doubling of collaborative cancer research on the island of Ireland in last 20 years, with a coming together of cancer research organisations in Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the US. Now, the All-Island Cancer Research Institute (AICRI) will build on these decades of collaboration between three nations - a world leader in the fight against cancer.

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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