Join Women Determined To Stop Cancer At This Year’s Mini Marathon

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on women of all ages to join their team for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Those joining ‘Team Irish Cancer Society’ for the 10km event on June 5th will be helping to stop cancer by raising vital funds for cancer research and free support services for cancer patients, […]

Irish Cancer Society Welcomes Review Of Car Parking For Cancer Patients

 The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the news that the South/South West Hospital Group will review car parking policy for cancer patients across the six hospitals that offer cancer treatment.  This comes after the Chief Operating Officer at the South/South West Hospital Group, Mr. Ger O’Callaghan that the Group would “review what is going on […]

Irish Cancer Society Wants Tipperary To Get Cancer In 2017

The Irish Cancer Society has today launched its most startling campaign yet in order to highlight the staggering fact that by 2020, 1 in 2 of us will be getting cancer in our lifetime. The I want to Get Cancer campaign is designed to get people talking about cancer and to highlight the supports available […]

Irish Cancer Society and Irish Farmers’ Association launch SunSmart Advice for Irish Farmers and outdoor workers

“Be Smart – Protect Your Skin on the Farm” to be distributed to farm families   The Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have joined forces to remind farmers, farm families and outdoor workers of the importance of protecting their skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one […]

Low Uptake Of Simple Home Test Means Late Diagnosis Of Bowel Cancer Set To Continue

Bowel Cancer is the one of the most common cancers in Ireland with 2,485 people diagnosed with the disease every year. In Offaly alone, 44 people were diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013. Despite the high incidence of the disease, uptake of the national bowel screening programme, BowelScreen remains low at 40 per cent among […]

Over A Third Of Irish People With Three Or More Symptoms Of Lung Cancer Are Unconcerned

Over a third of Irish adults who are currently experiencing three or more symptoms of lung cancer are unconcerned about being diagnosed with the disease, according to the Irish Cancer Society who have launched new research around attitudes to lung cancer among the Irish public. The research, which was commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society […]

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, […]

Major Cancer Survival Gap In Ireland

People from the most disadvantaged communities in Ireland have a significantly lower chance of surviving cancer after five years according to new research presented to the Irish Cancer Society Charles Cully Memorial Lecture today. The new data has been compiled by the National Cancer Registry of Ireland and is due to be published in early […]

Cancer patients face financial crisis – Irish Cancer Society publishes report on Real Cost of Cancer

Many cancer patients and their families face a financial crisis while they are going through their treatment, according to the report of an in-depth survey called “The Real Cost of Cancer”, commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society, carried out by Millward Brown. A large number of patients face a severe drop in income while at […]

Irish Cancer Society launches Paint it Pink campaign in County Offaly

As the Irish Cancer Society launches its 2015 breast cancer campaign, Paint it Pink, in County Offaly it is delighted to showcase a significant research study that brings fresh hope to breast cancer patients with a particularly aggressive form of the disease, who are resistant to current therapies. Research carried out by Irish Cancer Society […]

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