May’s In Focus – Deborah, Upper GI CNS Admin Support Worker

Our staff member In Focus for May is Deborah, Upper GI CNS Admin Support Worker, who works at the North West Cancer Centre, helping provide vital support for staff and care for those affected by gastrointestinal cancers. Deborah does this by: Working closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to deliver and coordinate patient care. […]

Richard’s Story

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which remains one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers amongst men in Northern Ireland. Friends of the Cancer Centre very proudly supports two specialist nurses and a Clinical Oncologist who care for those affected by this disease. We are delighted that one of our friends has chosen to share […]

In Focus – Elaine, Complementary Therapist

This is World Complementary Therapy Week, highlighting the importance of taking care of our own wellbeing. Friends of the Cancer Centre proudly funds four complementary therapists who provide vital support in helping people to deal with the impact and side effects of their treatment, improving physical and emotional wellbeing. Our staff member in focus for […]

Celebrating excellence with Friends of the Cancer Centre’s scholarships

Celebrating excellence with Friends of the Cancer Centre’s scholarships Friends of the Cancer Centre has been investing in the training and development of staff across cancer & haematology services since 2008, through its scholarships programme. The Dr Gary McGowan, Pamela Lutton and Pearl Ewing scholarships are dedicated and named after former colleagues who were themselves […]

Supporting Nuclear Medicine at the NI Cancer Centre

Friends of the Cancer Centre were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Nuclear Medicine department at the NI Cancer Centre. The charity have worked closely with the Nuclear Medicine team in recent years to help enhance the patient experience in the department. Our visit was kindly facilitated by Leanne Martin, Chief Clinical Technologist […]

Wish Upon a Star launch day

Friends of the Cancer Centre will be welcoming U105 to the Cancer Centre on Friday 1st December for a live broadcast to mark the launch of our Wish Upon a Star appeal for 2023. Carolyn Stewart will be broadcasting Lunch Live from the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre between 12noon and 3pm. She will be joined […]

“I would encourage all men to check themselves regularly.”

Mark Black, 40, from Ahoghill was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2019, and has been under the care of Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Testicular Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mel, ever since. This Movember, Mark is sharing his experience to encourage others to be aware of the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer and to […]

Friends of the Cancer Centre Scholarships 2023

We are delighted to announce that our scholarships programme for 2023 is now open for applications. Scholarships are available to fund up to £2000 towards a training or educational course, or academic or training related travel. Scholarships Three scholarships are available: The scholarships provide funding for cancer services staff to enhance and improve their skills, […]

In Focus – Hannah & Lucia

This month our staff ‘In Focus’ are Hannah Marshall, Research Assistant and Lucia Corrigan, Research Student. Hannah & Lucia work as part of the medical physics team in the NI Cancer Centre, providing scientific support for radiotherapy treatment.   Hannah – Research Assistant In Hannah’s funded role, she helps the wider team in performing research […]

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