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#Irish Cancer Society

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Invasive cancers to more than double by 2030 - Irish Cancer Registry
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# Daffodil Day

Invasive cancers to more than double by 2030 - Irish Cancer Registry

Feb 9th 2013, 7:40 AM 6,655 Views 42 Comments

The National Cancer Control Programme believe that proper measures can help increase Ireland’s cancer survival rate by 10 per cent.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 8 February, 2013

Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’
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# Read Me

Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’

Feb 8th 2013, 2:00 PM 356 Views 15 Comments

Being told you have a tumour can be a devastating shock, but there is no need to face the battle alone, says cancer survivor Sheila Hyde.

Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m
# Support
# Support

Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m

Feb 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,756 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is hoping to expand its Cancer Information Service which helps patients access the information they need to make decisions about treatment.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Irish study reveals role of genetic mutations in lung cancer treatment
# Lung Cancer
# Lung Cancer

Irish study reveals role of genetic mutations in lung cancer treatment

Jan 23rd 2013, 11:25 AM 4,110 Views 4 Comments

The research will give a better understanding of how patients respond to a combination of treatments and will hopefully make lung cancer controllable in the future.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 21 January, 2013

Column: To end cancer, we must close the health gap between rich and poor
# Cancer
# Cancer

Column: To end cancer, we must close the health gap between rich and poor

Jan 21st 2013, 12:00 PM 98 Views 26 Comments

It is only at the local level that we can close the “cancer gap” between the rich and poor, writes consultant medical oncologist Professor John Kennedy.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Jan 21st 2013, 8:52 AM 8,796 Views 10 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 17 December, 2012

Fears that cancer patients may skip chemo over financial problems
# Cancer
# Cancer

Fears that cancer patients may skip chemo over financial problems

Dec 17th 2012, 9:57 AM 6,351 Views 65 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society has said that it has seen a rise in people applying to its Financial Aid Scheme in the past year.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Anonymous donor leaves €2.5m to the Irish Cancer Society
# Generosity
# Generosity

Anonymous donor leaves €2.5m to the Irish Cancer Society

Dec 5th 2012, 12:25 PM 6,157 Views 24 Comments

The money was given in 2011 on the condition that the donor was to remain anonymous.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Kerry farmer raises over €20,000 for cancer research grants
# Charity
# Charity

Kerry farmer raises over €20,000 for cancer research grants

Nov 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,847 Views 17 Comments

Kevin Curran raised the money by driving his vintage tractor Betsy across America’s Route 66 in memory of his wife.

# irish-cancer-society - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Caption competition: What's going on in George Hook's head?
# Caption Competition
From The Daily Edge
# Caption Competition

Caption competition: What's going on in George Hook's head?

Nov 25th 2012, 1:25 PM 6,469 Views 47 Comments

This doctor looks baffled by what he’s hearing. So, we’re wondering: what do you think is going on in there?

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 19 October, 2012

Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs
# Goodwill
# Goodwill

Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs

Oct 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,232 Views 11 Comments

The Giving Scheme was launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland yesterday.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 21 September, 2012

Irish Cancer Society announces €7.5 million funding for research centre
# Health
# Health

Irish Cancer Society announces €7.5 million funding for research centre

Sep 21st 2012, 10:08 AM 2,207 Views 7 Comments

The society says it recognises the importance of joined-up thinking to advance the quality of cancer care in Ireland.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Tobacco companies "targeting Irish women and girls"
# Smoking
# Smoking

Tobacco companies "targeting Irish women and girls"

Jul 4th 2012, 1:30 PM 6,818 Views 32 Comments

Conference to hear that ‘slim’ cigarette products are deliberately trying to link weight loss and smoking in women’s minds.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 31 May, 2012

‘Vast majority of smokers want to quit’ claims Reilly as No Tobacco Day marked
# Smoking
# Smoking

‘Vast majority of smokers want to quit’ claims Reilly as No Tobacco Day marked

May 31st 2012, 7:15 AM 2,352 Views 46 Comments

The Minister underlined his commitment to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking as the World Health Organisation’s No Tobacco Day is marked.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 25 May, 2012

Irish Cancer Society: You don't have to get sunburned to get skin cancer...
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# Scorchio

Irish Cancer Society: You don't have to get sunburned to get skin cancer...

May 25th 2012, 10:59 AM 2,799 Views 7 Comments

… but it helps

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 23 April, 2012

Research underway to develop blood test to detect bowel cancer
# Cancer
# Cancer

Research underway to develop blood test to detect bowel cancer

Apr 23rd 2012, 1:03 PM 1,506 Views 4 Comments

The test is being developed at Dublin City University and aims to detect if there are antibodies in blood that could indicate the presence of cancer in the bowel.

# irish-cancer-society - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Here's what the Taoiseach was doing as the Mahon report was released
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From The Daily Edge
# Daffodil Day

Here's what the Taoiseach was doing as the Mahon report was released

Mar 22nd 2012, 2:06 PM 3,066 Views 28 Comments

He was at a photocall for the Irish Cancer Society

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard"
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard"

Mar 14th 2012, 3:48 PM 3,940 Views 42 Comments

“Democracy is not the sole preserve of the NGO community,” said the tobacco company in its submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

# irish-cancer-society - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

New gene therapy could 'stop growth' of breast cancer tumours
# Cancer
# Cancer

New gene therapy could 'stop growth' of breast cancer tumours

Mar 7th 2012, 1:03 PM 1,929 Views 1 Comment

Researchers say that a new type of gene therapy could be used to target cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smoking related diseases in women reaching 'epic proportions'

Feb 21st 2012, 10:23 AM 2,191 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is concerned about the high number of young female smokers – saying lung cancer deaths in Ireland have now exceeded breast cancer deaths.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 20 February, 2012

Conference calls for tobacco tax hikes across Europe
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Conference calls for tobacco tax hikes across Europe

Feb 20th 2012, 10:54 AM 2,065 Views 31 Comments

A three-day international summit gets underway in Dublin this morning.

# irish-cancer-society - Monday 6 February, 2012

Irish Cancer Society puts focus on research in fight against cancer
# Cancer
# Cancer

Irish Cancer Society puts focus on research in fight against cancer

Feb 6th 2012, 3:29 PM 1,751 Views 2 Comments

The new Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society, Professor John Fitzpatrick, has said that he will be doing all he can to raise funds to increase cancer research in Ireland.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Irish scientists make ‘important discovery’ on lung cancer
# Cancer
# Cancer

Irish scientists make ‘important discovery’ on lung cancer

Jan 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,394 Views 10 Comments

The findings could lead to new treatments for the potentially deadly condition, according to researchers.

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Criticism for ‘tokenistic’ 25c hike on pack of 20 cigarettes
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Criticism for ‘tokenistic’ 25c hike on pack of 20 cigarettes

Dec 6th 2011, 6:38 PM 6,706 Views 34 Comments

Budget 2012 will add an extra 25c to the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes, though alcohol excise is unchanged for now.

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 2 December, 2011

WATCH: Have we finally found 'Joxer' for the Euro 2012 generation?
# Chooon
From The42
# Chooon

WATCH: Have we finally found 'Joxer' for the Euro 2012 generation?

Dec 2nd 2011, 3:51 PM 1,072 Views 3 Comments

Sample lyric: “Well Joxer called his German bird. He said, ‘Fraulein, I guess you’ve heard about Tallinn.’”

# irish-cancer-society - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

2,400 people on waiting lists for colonoscopies for over 3 months
# Health
# Health

2,400 people on waiting lists for colonoscopies for over 3 months

Sep 13th 2011, 2:01 PM 629 Views 4 Comments

Waiting lists for colonoscopies have hit record levels but the HSE says it has plans in place to ensure access to such routine procedures.

# irish-cancer-society - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Gallery: Zombies attack buses in Dublin...all in the name of charity
# WOrld War Z
From The Daily Edge
# WOrld War Z

Gallery: Zombies attack buses in Dublin...all in the name of charity

Jul 23rd 2011, 8:47 PM 2,791 Views 9 Comments

They want to eat your brains, your delicious brains…

# irish-cancer-society - Friday 8 April, 2011

Australia to take 'every last bit of glamour' out of smoking
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Australia to take 'every last bit of glamour' out of smoking

Apr 8th 2011, 11:41 AM 1,230 Views 0 Comments

Brands and colour to be removed from cigarette boxes, but the tobacco industry says it will fight ‘tooth and nail’.