Our Board & Team

Message From The Research Team

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is over 25 years in existence and its research facility is based in the Discipline of Surgery, University of Galway. Over the past decade, our group has been remarkably fortunate to be able to develop high-quality research programmes, in particular, the study of microRNAs in breast cancer and the role played by mesenchymal stem cells in tumour targeting. The effects of our research are felt nationally and globally.

We believe that the way to improve the outcome from breast cancer is earlier diagnosis and individualisation of treatment. In 2011, the National Breast Cancer Research Institute donated €1 million to the development of the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at the University of Galway. This modern, functional facility is enabling the research team to develop our own research field and expand our collaborative work.

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is largely funded from voluntary fundraising activities. I would like to thank you, our supporters, for your time and generosity, allowing this vital research to be carried out so that patients can be best served now, and in the future. As ever, help is always needed so please continue to support the National Breast Cancer Research Institute by donating what you can.

Professor Michael J Kerin, Research Programme Director

Board of Directors

Caroline Loughnane (Chairperson)
Lourda McHugh
Maria Nolan
Professor Timothy O’Brien
Anthony Ryan
Michael Walsh
Gerardine Lally
Paul Earley
Phillip Duffy
Sinéad Cassidy


National Breast Cancer Research Institute Team

Patrick Casey – Operations Manager

Ida Brzozowska – Administrator