Cancer Care West funds a number of specific, patient focused research projects as well as jointly funding Hardiman PhD scholarships with NUI Galway.
Between October 2014 and March 2015 Cancer Care West undertook a research study to better understand Inis Aoibhinn Residents’ experience of Cancer Care West’s services. Through these qualitative studies we gathered information to help evaluate our services and to identify some themes which emerged from Residents’ feedback. The key findings and recommendations are outlined in our report – “More than just a place to stay, Inis Aoibhinn Residents’ experience of services at Cancer Care West”
In 2012 the Cancer Care West Hardiman Scholarships were established under the auspices of the National University of Ireland, Galway Hardiman programme to support translational and clinical research in the area of cancer biology and therapeutics at NUI Galway and University Hospital Galway.
Hardiman Scholarships have been awarded for research projects in the areas of Medical Oncology, Psycho Oncology and Haematological Oncology. One of these PhD scholarships is also being funded by the Maura Burke Memorial Fund.