Laois and Offaly See Worrying Fall In Uptake Of Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine

The dramatic fall in the uptake of a cancer-preventing vaccine requires urgent action for it to be addressed, the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance has said. The Laois/Offaly region has seen a steep drop in uptake of the HPV vaccine, which protects against the strains of Human Papilloma Virus which cause seven in ten cases of […]

Young People And Urban Dwellers Now More At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer in Ireland is increasing among young people despite the fact that it can be prevented in 9 out of 10 cases according to the Irish Cancer Society at the launch of its 2016 SunSmart Campaign. A report from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) shows that the largest increase in non-melanoma skin […]

Irish Cancer Society CEO announces decision to take salary cut

The Irish Cancer Society’s CEO John McCormack has decided to take a salary cut as part of the charity’s effort to find the funds necessary to maintain its Financial Support Programme for the families of children with cancer. The CEO has made a personal decision to reduce his salary by €10,000, from €145,000 to €135,000, […]