Our Board & Team

Message from the Research Team 

Breast Cancer Research (formerly The National Breast Cancer Research Institute)  is over 25 years in existence and its research facility is based in the Discipline of Surgery, National University of Ireland, 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, Breast Cancer Research donated €1 million to the development of the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This modern, functional facility is enabling the research team to develop our own research field and expand our collaborative work.

Breast Cancer Research 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 Breast Cancer Research by donating what you can.

Professor Michael J Kerin, – Research Programme Director

Honorary President

  • Dr. Anna O’Coinne

Breast Cancer Research Board of Directors

  • Patricia McLoughlin (Chairperson)
  • Miriam Hand 
  • Lourda McHugh
  • Maria Nolan
  • Professor Timothy O’Brien
  • Anthony Ryan
  • Michael Walsh
  • Gerardine Lally
  • Paul Earley

Breast Cancer Research Team

  • Jennifer Skeffington – Fundraising and Communications Coordinator
  • Patricia Kennedy – Administrator
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