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

Fears that cancer patients may skip chemo over financial problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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 - Monday 23 April, 2012

Research underway to develop blood test to detect bowel cancer

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

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

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

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"

“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

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'

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

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

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

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 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

From The42 WATCH: Have we finally found 'Joxer' for the Euro 2012 generation? Chooon This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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