Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute Website Launched
Thursday March 26th, 2015
A new cancer website specifically designed to inform patients and their families aboutTrinity St. James’s Cancer Institute and St. James’s Hospital cancer services and cancer research was launched today Thursday March 26th, 2015 to enhance patients’ and families’ awareness of what services are available in our hospital.
This website is the first component to building the new Cancer Institute serving cancer patients across Dublin Mid-Leinster as well as providing academic and clinical training for consultants and researchers. The website features patients and consultants providing sensitive and honest information about cancer types, treatments and research.
St. James’s Hospital is one of the largest cancer centres in the country and the creation of this new Cancer Institute will better define the cancer programme at St. James’s Hospital and its key elements: clinical, education/training, and research.
Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute will coordinate cancer research at St. James’s Hospital which conducts and supports research, training, health information, dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families. The Institute will support and coordinate education and training in clinical disciplines for participation in clinical research along with supporting projects in cancer control.
Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute website will provide up to date information on different cancer types. Videos of consultants are included so that patients and their families understand what to expect if accessing the service.
Patient stories are available in order to inform patients what the journey was like for others.
Speaking about the launch of the website Prof John Reynolds stated ‘The main focus of this website is to introduce the Cancer Institute to patients and their families and provide them with accurate information about how the various services can support them. It also outlines some of the challenges facing patients and families thereby providing greater understanding and transparency with regard to the active medial management of their illness.’