Breast Cancer Research, formerly The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI), is currently helping to fund a number of students who are taking part in the School of Medicine undergraduate research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research, NUI Galway, where they will perform a research project over an 8-week period during the summer.
The group includes both science and medical students. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to become involved in research, and each will submit an abstract of their work at the end of the summer. This work will then be presented at the annual undergraduate research day at NUIG in October.
The research projects vary with some being laboratory-based and some with a clinical focus, but all are related to breast cancer. That is why Breast Cancer Research, a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research, NUI Galway, have got behind the initiative by providing funding support for the students.