Clinical Trials

Beacon Hospital’s Oncology Clinical Trials Research Unit was established in 2009.

Beacon Hospital’s Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) was established to carry out high quality cancer research by means of clinical trials on the use of new techniques and treatments. These trials allow patients access to additional treatments and services while also benefiting cancer patients in the future. All clinical trials carried out in Beacon Hospital are done so in accordance with the strictest of international governance and regulations including those of the International Council for Harmonisation-Good Clinical Practice Standards.

All Beacon Hospital’s CTRU staff are active members of Cancer Trials Ireland (formerly the Irish Cooperative Oncology Research Group), Ireland’s oncology research charitable organisation. A large number of the clinical trials carried out in Beacon Hospital are backed by Cancer Trials Ireland.

The CTRU actively participates in a number of national and international clinical trials.

Beacon Hospital CTRU fulfils peer review oversight functions as a research group developing policies and overseeing services to promote excellence in research across hospital departments. It also collaborates in tripartite with the hospital Clinical Audit Committee and Research Ethics Committee.

Clinical Trials Unit

Clinical Trials Research Unit
Level -1 Radiotherapy Department
Beacon Hospital
Sandyford
Dublin 18
D18 AK68