Biobank Ireland are delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious Eir Spider award. Established in 1996, the eir Spiders are the longest standing and most prestigious internet awards in Ireland (including Northern Ireland). They reward Irish and Northern Irish businesses and community organisations for their creativity and innovation and provide an important opportunity to recognise and showcase online excellence.
Biobank Ireland was set up in 2004 to promote a bio banking network in Ireland. Biobank aims to bridge cancer research & care, gain a better understanding of cancer and to devise improved treatment.
Sadly, four out of ten people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes. The development of more effective, targeted treatments and tests for cancer depend on an increased understanding of cancer and how it can be treated. Large research studies (using cancer tissue samples stored in biobanks) are needed to correlate biology with clinical outcome. This is the rationale for an Irish Biobank Network