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Welcome to the Oncology Clinical Trials Research Unit

The Beacon Hospital Oncology Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) was established in 2009. It was created to carry out high quality, cancer research by means of clinical trials on the use of new techniques and treatments. Clinical trials allow additional access to services, treatments and also for the contribution to the discovery of new techniques, that it is hoped, may benefit patients in the future.

All clinical trials carried out in Beacon Hospital adhere to strict international governance and regulations including the International Council For Harmonisation-Good Clinical Practice standards.

All CTRU staff are active members of Cancer Trials Ireland (formerly the Irish Coperative Oncology Research Group), the country’s oncology research charitable organization. A large portion of clinical trials carried out in Beacon Hospital are trials sponsored by Cancer Trials Ireland, for more information on them please review our “Links” section.

The CTRU actively participates in a number of national and international clinical trials and continues to grow and expand. Details of the clinical trials currently open for recruitment at Beacon Hospital can be found in the “Current Clinical Trials” section.

CLICK HERE for a copy of our Clinical Trials Patient Information Leaflet.

The CTRU operates from the Clinical Trials Research Office, Level -1, within the Radiotherapy Department. It comprises of:


Phone: 01 293 7556  / 01 293 6615
Mobile: 087 2703757
Fax: 01 2936657

Postal Address

Clinical Trials Research Office,
Level -1 Radiotherapy Department,
Beacon Hospital,
Beacon Court,
Dublin 18.

Dr Alina Mihai
Research Director

Phone:01 293 6691
Fax: 01 293 6657

Gavin Lawler
Oncology / Radiation Therapy Research Specialist

Mobile: 087 270 3757
Phone: 01 293 7556

Sacha Liu
Research Administrator

Phone: 01 293 6615