Ireland - Northern Ireland National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium

Established in 1999, the Consortium is a partnership between the governments of Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the United States to enhance cancer research and quality of care on the island of Ireland.

The goal of the Consortium is to reduce the incidence of cancer in both parts of Ireland, which have among the highest rates of cancer in the Western world.

Major goals of the Consortium are to:
  • Enhance and coordinate the cancer registries of Ireland and Northern Ireland so that more can be learned about cancer incidence on the entire island
  • Conduct joint clinical research studies involving people from all three jurisdictions
  • Develop and sponsor formal training programmes for Irish and American medical, nursing, and scientific scholars
  • Implement the use of advanced information technologies to enhance clinical research and facilitate education