Patient Involvement

What does the IACR represent to you? 
IACR represents an opportunity to see first hand the amazing research that is taking place here in Ireland, also as a patient it is an important opportunity to support this research and break down barriers between researchers and the public.

What does Patient Involvement mean to you?
The mantra goes “nothing for us without us” that is the essence of what PPI means to me as a patient and an advocate, without the input of patients for whom the research is ultimately supposed to benefit, valuable resources and time can be wasted, always find a way to engage with your target subjects before, during and post commencing your research, and to patients don’t be afraid of “what you don’t know, embrace what you will learn from engaging”.

Kay Curtin, IACR PPI 2018-2021

What does the IACR represent to you? 
IACR represents a group of researchers, at different points in their research career, but with a common bond of passion for research. I can see it is more than “just a job”, it is a passion to ultimately impact in terms of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for people throughout Ireland who are diagnosed with cancer.

What does Patient Involvement mean to you?
Patient and carer involvement in research ensures the patient voice is central throughout the research process. It brings the expert knowledge of researchers into partnership working with patients and carers who are experts in living with the impact of cancer. This partnership working enhances and adds value to the research for benefit to patients and to excellence in health and social care.

Margaret Grayson, IACR PPI 2018-2021

What does the IACR represent to you? 
The IACR is a network of scientists and researchers who are passionate about their work and are always striving to create better outcomes. It connects clinicians, researchers, and patients across the whole island of Ireland. It supports young researchers and rewards excellence in the field of Cancer Research.

What does Patient Involvement mean to you?
Patient Involvement means giving back, being a voice that can be heard, helping researchers understand the patient perspective from someone who has lived with and beyond Cancer. By being involved you become connected to a large group of people who are coming to the table from all different walks of life, each one as passionate as the other about their work and the opportunities that can be gained through the collaborative process.

Kay McKeon, IACR PPI 2018-2021

3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.

Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway

Phospho-Akt expression and localisation

Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells

Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

HeLa Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

55th Annual Conference 2019

20 — 22 February 2019 at Europa Hotel, Belfast

Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Cell to Cell Tweeting

Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

Confocal Microscopy Analysis

Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

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