In collaboration with the Department of Histopathology the department hosts the DISCOVARY research consortium. The DISCOVARY consortium was formed to specifically address issues in relation to ovarian and endometrial cancer diagnostics and prognostics and supports the development of translational research in Ireland. The consortium is built on ongoing collaborations between gynaecologists, oncologists, pathologists, scientists and bioinformaticians throughout Ireland, representing the following institutions, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Histopathology, IMM, TCD; The Conway Institute, UCD; Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU; Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queens University Belfast and the following hospitals; St James’s, The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, The Mater, St Vincents University Hospital, Belfast City, University College Hospital Galway and University College Hospital, Cork. The consortium has the backing of ICORG and the Irish Cancer Society. The consortium has been fortunate to receive funding from the Emer Casey Foundation. Family and friends of Emer established the foundation following her untimely death from ovarian/uterine cancer in June 2006.