Irish Network of Gynaecological Oncology

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The Irish Network for Gynaecological Oncology comprises over 30 of Ireland’s foremost gynaecological cancer campaigners, researchers and patient advocates.

The aim of the group is to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers across the Island of Ireland. The group are part of an international effort for 2 major awareness events annually; World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8th and World Gynaecological Oncology Day on September 20th.

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ARC Cancer Support Centres, Dublin

ARC provides psychological, emotional, educational and practical support in a warm and welcoming environment to people with cancer and those who care for them. We provide the support needed to enhance coping skills and improve one’s quality of life. Our services are confidential, professional, caring and free of charge.


Answers for Cancers podcast team

The answers for cancers podcast is a nurse-led initiative aimed at breaking down all aspects of cancers into language we can all understand. From consultant diagnosis to treatment plans, from managing your symptoms to supports available they have it covered.



Breakthrough Cancer Research

Breakthrough is an Irish medical research charity focused on making more survivors of cancer, one research breakthrough at a time. We target research to the most difficult to treat cancers because our mission is 100% survival for 100% of cancers.  We know this will be achieved through research.



BRCA Ireland are a voluntary organisation whose mission is raising BRCA awareness, actively participating in research endeavors, and providing essential education. BRCA Ireland advocate for improved services and support systems for individuals living with BRCA , striving to make a positive impact.

Cancer Care West

We provide practical and emotional supports and services to cancer patients and their families. We also provide training for Oncology medical, nursing and hospital based staff to support them in their work. Cancer Care West also funds a small number of patient focused research. We don’t charge for any of the services.



Cancer Trials Ireland

Cancer Trials Ireland sponsor and operate Cancer Clinical trials in Ireland and Europe. Our 50+ strong staff manage a portfolio of 100+ cancer studies. In the past 20 years almost 31,000 people have taken part in nearly 800 cancer clinical trials. In 2020, a survey of public attitudes revealed one in two people in Ireland would take part in a clinical trial.




CERVIVA is a multidisciplinary research consortium with components drawing from the fields of health psychology, epidemiology, health economics and molecular medicine. CERVIVA’s initial research focus was on cervical cancer prevention through screening, but this has broadened in recent years to encompass the prevention of other diseases caused by the human papillomavirus.



Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre

Located in Tipperary town, the Centre provides a non-judgemental support service to persons affected by cancer in a safe and confidential environment, while respecting the dignity and worth of the individual. We offer emotional support and a range of complementary therapies as well as being a drop-in centre where those affected by cancer, along with their families and friends can access support and information.



Cork ARC Cancer Support

Cork ARC Cancer Support House is a voluntary organisation, providing professional information and support to cancer patients and relatives in the Cork area. We provide telephone, face to face and online support and services free of charge. We provide services that complement the medical model and refer to best evidence based practice.



Cork Cancer Care Centre

The Cork Cancer Care Centre is located at 26 St. Paul’s Avenue, Cork. This wonderful premises is our official meeting point and ‘home away from home’ where we provide vital support to all those touched by Cancer, their families including free counselling as well as offering a range of complementary therapies and a drop-in centre during the day.



East Galway and Midlands Cancer Support Centre

East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support is a non-profit charitable organization which provides a network of psychological, emotional, and practical support for those diagnosed with cancer, their families, and friends.



Emer Casey Foundation

Following the untimely death of Emer Casey from uterine/ovarian cancer in 2006 Emer’s family, friends and work colleagues set up The Emer Casey Foundation.  One of the first charities dedicated to these cancers in Ireland, the Foundation’s objectives are to fund research, to raise standards of care for patients and to raise awareness of the disease.




GynaeCancerCare at St James’s Hospital

St James’s Hospital Foundation’s GynaeCancerCare Appeal seek donations to help us purchase equipment to enhance diagnosis, improve surgical care and reduce the risks of surgery. Donations are also used to furnish patient rooms and enhance privacy and family access. Donations also assist with research in partnership with Trinity College Dublin.



Irish Cancer Society

We are a community of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care professionals and researchers. Together we are transforming the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer through our advocacy, support services and research.



Irish Society of Gynaecological Oncology Public and Patient Involvement (ISGOPPI) Group

The ISGOPPI is a group of dynamic individuals who have been directly impacted by a gynaecological cancer or have a special interest within this area of health care. The PPI group works in partnership with healthcare professionals to improve the patient experience and improve health outcomes.



Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund

The Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund was established in memory of Karen Fenton who died in 2017 from ovarian cancer. It was set up to honour Karen’s legacy and to raise funds and awareness in the hope that other women may not go through this terrible fate.



Lynch Syndrome Ireland

We are a voluntary organization founded by Lynch Syndrome families. We aim to ensure families affected by Lynch Syndrome are provided with information, support and access to screening. We raise public awareness of the syndrome, educate members of the public plus health care professionals and provide support for Lynch syndrome research projects.



Marie Keating Foundation

After losing their mother, the Keating family promised that they would do everything they could to ensure men and women in every community in Ireland had access to the necessary information to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. The Marie Keating Foundation supports families across Ireland at every step of their cancer journey.



Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is a level 4 teaching hospital based in Dublin’s north inner city. The hospital was opened in 1861 by the Sisters of Mercy. In addition to the local services, the Mater Hospital provides a range of frontline and specialist services on a regional and national level. 



National Cancer Control Programme

The National Cancer Control Programme works with health service providers to prevent cancer, treat cancer, and increase survival and quality of life for those who develop cancer, by converting the knowledge gained through research, surveillance and outcome evaluation into strategies and actions.



National Immunisation Office

The National Immunisation Office (NIO) was established in 2005 and is responsible for managing vaccine procurement and distribution, developing training and communication materials for the public and health professionals to support the implementation of National Immunisation Programmes in line with Department of Health Immunisation Policy. The NIO is entirely government funded.




OvaCare is an ovarian cancer charity that provides support and advocacy for patients and families impacted by ovarian cancer. Our mission is to elevate awareness, accelerate diagnosis and educate women affected by ovarian cancer, to source and share knowledge of developments in global research and best practice with the OvaCare community and to provide support and advocacy through OvaCare’s dedicated support networks.



Pink Ladies Cancer Charity

The Pink Ladies Cancer support group provides a range of support services for women, men and children affected by cancer. We are an All Ireland Community led project based in Derry, Ireland with an additional satellite office based in Buncrana Co Donegal.  The group provides a range of programmes, services and events for cancer patients.



Purple House Cancer Support

Purple House Cancer Support is to the forefront in providing a range of professional support services to people of all ages affected by Cancer in Ireland. Our aim is to help rebuild the lives of families affected by Cancer. Purple House is at the heart of the community.



Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s, situated in the heart of Belfast city, is a research-intensive university with a global reputation for excellence.  The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching, and research from this school focuses on making real-world improvements for patients through expertise in pharmaceutical science and practice.


Sláinte an Chláir

Sláinte an Chláir, Clare cancer support is a voluntary cancer support centre in County Clare that helps people and their families affected by cancer. We provide free services that include counselling, transport assistance, lymphoedema management, complementary therapies, exercise, rehabilitation classes, social activities, peer support, advice,  information, education and cancer nurse support.



Sligo Cancer Support Centre

This centre provides one to one Support, Counselling Psychology, Counselling Psychotherapy, Healing Therapies, Various Support Groups and Workshops in a caring and confidential environment.




Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge (SOCK) was the brainchild of the late Jane Keating. Following her diagnosis with ovarian cancer, Jane wanted to do something positive as there was limited information available to women about ovarian cancer. SOCK it is a non-profit organisation and is dedicated to raising funds for research into and awareness of ovarian cancer.



Swell Fermanagh Cancer Survivorship Group

Swell is a local group of Fermanagh people living with a cancer diagnosis supporting each other through all stages and beyond. Swell provides a space for self expression, creativity, fun and gentle exercise.



The National Women’s Council of Ireland

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is the leading national representative organisation for women and women’s groups in Ireland, founded in 1973. The ambition of the National Women’s Council is an Ireland where every woman enjoys true equality and no woman is left behind. This ambition shapes and informs our work, and, with our living values, how we work.



Trinity College Dublin

Located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university. It is home to 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences.



Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute

The Institute builds on the long tradition of outstanding comprehensive cancer care delivered at Ireland’s largest academic health campus at St James’s Hospital in central Dublin, with the research and educational excellence of Trinity College Dublin. It is the first Irish cancer institute to be accredited by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI).



University College Dublin- School of Medicine

The UCD School of Medicine is one of Ireland’s leading medical schools.g each other through all stages and beyond. Swell provides a space for self expression, creativity, fun and gentle exercise.


221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group

The 221+ Patient Support Group provides information, advice, and support to the women and families directly affected by failures in the CervicalCheck Screening Programme. We strive to meet the needs of our members by providing accurate and timely information regarding the ongoing government inquiries and responses to the CervicalCheck failures and by providing cancer survivorship support.


Support ISGO

Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Irish Society of Gynaecological Oncology is a collaboration between medical professionals who care for patients with women’s cancers, patients and their advocates.

We strive to improve access to quality healthcare and vital research in gynaecological cancers. Thanks to your donation, we can continue to work towards a better future for Irish patients with gynaecological cancers.