Cancer Service


Our Cancer Centre


Cork University Hospital is one of 9 designated National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) Cancer Centre's. It has a large and thriving range of services, and uniquely in Ireland supports the care of both adults and all cancer types. It has the latest in diagnostic imaging, including PSMA PET CT, a state-of-the-art radiotherapy unit, and one of the busiest histopathology laboratories in the state.

The Cancer Centre at CUH works with valued colleagues across the HSE in the community and other hospitals and serves a wider population of approximately 1.1 million in our region alone. In fact, for certain conditions such as brain tumours, we serve up to 1/3rd of Ireland’s population across the West, Midlands and South of Ireland. CUH also houses an Oncology Clinical Trials Unit (Cancer Trials Cork) and the Health Research Board (HRB) funded Clinical Research Facility-UCC, and it is an established provider of academic teaching and education.


Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI)

Our vision is to develop even further, and to bring the Cancer Centre to the level of an internationally recognised Cancer Institute, integrating all aspects of cancer prevention and clinical care with innovative research, education and training. As an initial step to achieving this goal, we are excited to announce that CUH in collaboration with University College Cork have recently become members of The Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) and have begun the application process to become a fully accredited Cancer Centre. This process and accreditation is a guarantor of excellence in clinical care, research, clinical trials and education, and will enable close cooperation with peer institutions and major teaching hospitals across Europe, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. For further information on OECI please click here.

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