Cancer Clinical Trials

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office conducts the oncology and haematology trials at St. James’s Hospital (SJH). We work very closely with the All-Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG) and conduct both industry funded and investigator-led trials. In general, we open between 15 and 20 new trials every year as new treatments are constantly emerging. Ireland has built up a strong reputation within the research community in this area and has links with many groups in Europe and the United States.

What is happening in Cancer Clinical Trials currently at SJH?

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office conducts trials in breast, lung, colorectal, oesophageal, gynaecological cancers, leukemia and lymphoma.

Usually a potential trial patient is approached in the clinic by their treating consultant and asked if they would consider taking part in a particular trial. A patient may also be referrred by a treating doctor in another hospital for consideration of entry into a trial that is open in SJH.  The patient is given a written information leaflet,an opportunity to discuss the trial with a specialist nurse and/or doctor, and time to read and think about it. If the patient decides to participate, they sign a consent form. A patient must meet all the requirements to take part in the trial and usually has to have some extra tests to check if he or she is eligible. Many of the trials conducted at SJH involve new drugs that would otherwise not be available to patients, which are given under strictly controlled conditions as part of the trial. A patient can withdraw from a trial at any time during their treatment, and this will not affect future care.

Team

Dr. Dearbhaile O'Donnell, Director, CCTO

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office is staffed by eight research nurses, six data managers, one clinical trials pharmacist and one programme manager.

 

Contacts

Name

Title

Email

Ingrid Kiernan

Clinical Trials Programme Manager

Tel: 01 4103756

Elizabeth Morrin

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4103754

Aisling Mulcahy

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4103752

Michelle Maguire

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4103752

Helen Buckley

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4284936

Andrea Ferguson

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4284936

Peig Carroll

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4103755

Noreen Waldron

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4103755

Serena Carroll

Research Nurse

Tel: 01 4103755

Kyra Callinan

Data Manager

Tel: 01 4103748

Donnacha Dunne

Data Manager

Tel: 01 4284934

Siobhan Warren

Data Manager

Tel: 01 4284933

Jamie McRae

Data Manager

Tel: 01 4284935

Cathy Enright

Data Manager

Tel: 01 4103747

Fiona O’Connor

Data Manager

Tel: 01 4284933

Support

For further information on Cancer Clinical Trials in Ireland, please view the All-Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group’s website (www.icorg.ie).