Timeline of Discovery

Breakthrough Cancer Research was launched in 2012 but our history goes back to the mid 90’s when our founder Professor Gerry O’Sullivan, spurred on by the unmet needs of his patients, set up a small research group in the Mercy Hospital, Cork. From these humble beginnings began a vision of patient focused research, tackling poorer prognosis cancers. This timeline is a tiny snapshot of what has been achieved as part of an exceptional community of cancer research, clinicians and patients and the generous support of the public.