Cancer Centre

What we do

St. James’s is one of the eight cancer centres of the HSE National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), and one of two centres in the Dublin Mid-Leinster Networks.  The Centre provides cancer services to a regional catchment which predominantly includes south-west Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. The range of services encompasses diagnosis, staging and all aspects of cancer treatment except for radiation therapy services provided by St. Lukes’s Hospital. An on-site radiation oncology facility is currently under construction and will be completed in 2011/12.

All cancer sites are treated at St. James’s except brain tumours and liver or bone tumours requiring surgery. The national and supraregional services are in haematological malignancies, lung, oesophageal, head and neck, maxillofacial, and gynaecology oncology, and regional for breast, colorectal, skin and urological. There is a 5-surgeon plastic and reconstructive unit which connects with the management of many cancer types.

St. James’s is an academic medical centre. The cancer programme at St. James’s and Trinity includes genetic and molecular research and clinical and translational clinical trials. The integrated program unit for each cancer is well developed and is underpinned by well established corporate and executive structures including clinical directorates, cancer site-specific interdisciplinary teams and supportive corporate functionality, as well as a well-structured synergistic interface with Trinity College in cancer research and education.

Cancer Centre Information

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