Press Release

Martin opens Cork Cancer Research Centre

The Minister for Health and Children, Mr Micheál Martin T.D., officially opened the Cork Cancer Research Centre today (Monday, 12 June 2000).

Improving our performance in the fight against cancer is a high priority for me personally and for the Government. It therefore gives me great pleasure to make the announcement that I am providing a grant of £68,000 to the Cork Research Centre to help the centre with its work, the Minister said.

The National Cancer Strategy identifies research into cancer as one of the key areas for investment in order to combat this disease. The partnerships evident in the work of the Cork Cancer Research Centre are an excellent example of the collaboration required for effective research.

Speaking at the opening of the centre at University College Cork, the Minister commented I am confident that successful results in the area of cancer research combined with the objectives of the National Cancer Strategy will ultimately lead to significant advances in the battle to reduce the incidence of and deaths from cancer.

The Minister wished the Cork Cancer Research Centre and those associated with it every success in their future endeavours.