Improving Outcomes For Women In Ireland And Across The World

“The solution to breast cancer is within our reach. Continued research is imperative to put it within our grasp.” – Prof Fred Given 1991

About Us

Based at the Lambe Institute, NUI Galway, the National Breast Cancer Research Institute is a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway lead by Professor Michael Kerin.

In Ireland, 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. It’s the second most common cancer in Irish women in Ireland after skin cancer and the most common cancer in women over 50. The role of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute is paramount, as its research can help to ascertain the causes and factors that influence breast cancer and therefore help to develop effective screening, treatments and medication to combat it. Click to Read More

Our Annual Fundraisers

Pink Ribbon Tour

The Pink Ribbon Tour, formally ‘Race The Rás’, is a new three day cycling sportive in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute which this year takes place 4th to 6th September 2020.

Play in Pink

For the last two decades, the Irish Ladies Golf Union has supported the National Breast Cancer Research Institute through golf days hosted by Lady Captains at clubs across the country.

Mayo Pink Ribbon

The ‘Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle’ is made up of a voluntary group of people who feel passionately about the need for breast cancer research. Each year the group organise a number of events in the Mayo area to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

Join An Event To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research

About The Charity

Our History

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute was founded in 1991 by Professor Fred Given in order to increase awareness, improve access to treatment and conduct international class research into breast cancer.

Our Board & Team

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute was founded in 1991 by Professor Fred Given in order to increase awareness, improve access to treatment and conduct international class research into breast cancer.

Vision, Mission, & Values

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute was founded in 1991 by Professor Fred Given in order to increase awareness, improve access to treatment and conduct international class research into breast cancer.

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The Ultimate Christmas Raffle!

How would you like to win some of the most stylish gifts available this Christmas from Brown Thomas and Hartmanns Jewellers, Galway while helping to support the National Breast Cancer Research Institute?

We have the perfect HIM & HER gifts to sit under your Christmas tree this year:

  • - YSL Sunset Large Shoulder Bag & Quilted Purse
  • - TAG Heuer Ladies Formula 1 watch
  • - TAG Heuer, Monaco Steve McQueen watch

Tickets from €10 for 1, €25 for 3, and €50 for 7.

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