Krista Costello

Krista Costello

PPI Council

Krista is a prominent figure in the field of cancer advocacy.  She has the BRCA 1 gene alteration and underwent preventive surgeries to reduce her risk of developing cancer. As co-founder of BRCA Ireland, she has dedicated herself to raising awareness about the BRCA gene alteration. Krista is a peer-to-peer supporter where she offers invaluable guidance and encouragement to individuals navigating their BRCA journeys. 

She is a dedicated advocate with a strong commitment to improving the lives of people impacted by hereditary cancer conditions. She also works alongside the Irish Cancer Society, as a patient advocate. Furthermore, in association with the Irish Network Gynaecology Oncology (INGO) she has shared her unique experience through their podcast collaboration with Breakthrough Cancer Research on World Go Day.

These endeavours are a part of her ongoing commitment to raising awareness for hereditary cancer conditions, and improving care pathways for this population. Passionate about education and awareness regarding BRCA, Krista has shared her personal story through various media platforms. She aims to empower individuals with knowledge about BRCA and its implications. 

Krista’s commitment to research is evident through her involvement in numerous studies as a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) contributor. She firmly believes that PPI is the way forward to shape research, and lead to effective healthcare practices and policies. Krista continues to work in the world of cancer advocacy, peer support, PPI, and research to advance awareness of BRCA alterations and all hereditary cancer conditions.

IACR 2023 Carer’s Bursary €300

Apply for funding towards additional costs of care while attending conference. Five Bursaries Available. 

Registration/ Membership for IACR 2023

Registration for the 59th Annual Conference in the Radisson Blu hotel, Athlone is Now Open.

EACR Membership is Included

The IACR is an affiliated national society and its members benefit from full membership of the EACR.

Biomedical Session Abstracts

Deadline: Midnight, Friday, 20th January 2023

Please note:
- Patrick Johnston Lay submission category is now closed
- Late Breaking Abstracts submitted to the Biomedical Sessions will be considered for Display Poster Presentation. 

Social Nursing and Allied Health (SNAH) Abstracts

Deadline: Midnight, Monday, 9th January 2023

SNAH abstract submissions will remain open until Monday 9th January.

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