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#Oncology

# oncology - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'Did you get it all?' This new test can check whether a surgeon removed all of the cancer

The pen-like probe will be tested in breast cancer early next year.

# oncology - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Breast cancer patients may be spared debilitating side effects 'by only using radiation on tumour'

Current best practice sees women given full breast radiotherapy in most cases.

# oncology - Monday 1 May, 2017

Skin cancer deaths in Ireland: One in four are construction workers or farmers

Workers in these industries are being urged to be aware of the risks of exposure to the sun.

# oncology - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Fad diets harming Irish cancer patients

Having a poor diet can even have major implications for the overall outcome of cancer treatment, say doctors.

# oncology - Friday 25 November, 2016

First Irish man to get 'revolutionary' cancer treatment sees tumours reduce

Finian Kenny was given 18 months to live before being treated with CAR T-Cell therapy

# oncology - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Restaurant critic AA Gill reveals he has 'the full English of cancer' in column

The 62-year-old writer now plans on marrying his partner of 23 years.

# oncology - Saturday 19 September, 2015

'Sure you’re grand now, your hair has grown back', the PTSD of surviving cancer

Cancer survivors talk about how difficult it can be to re-adjust to life after treatment.

# oncology - Friday 20 March, 2015

This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients

The gene test is only available here since 2011.

# oncology - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

# oncology - Monday 26 May, 2014

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

# oncology - Monday 9 December, 2013

Chemotherapy rooms for patients at new Mater Hospital building 'overcrowded'

The hospital said this is a temporary set-up until a purpose built day unit is completed next year.

# oncology - Monday 14 October, 2013

This is how much cancer cost the EU in one year...

A major research project into the economic burden of cancer has thrown up some shocking numbers.

# oncology - Monday 29 April, 2013

Nobel laureate opens Mater Hospital’s new state-of-the-art clinic

The new clinic offers more space and will be able to treat patients with cutting edge therapies.

# oncology - Monday 21 January, 2013

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

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.

# oncology - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13%

The insurer says the price increase is needed to fund a greater number of claims and escalating cost of medical treatment.

# oncology - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Public urged to recognise signs of potentially fatal - but preventable - melanoma

Irish young people tend to be affected more by potentially fatal skin cancer, the rates of which are increasing.

# oncology - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Minister will approve skin cancer 'wonder drug' when reimbursement deal is agreed

The Taoiseach says James Reilly is in talks to have Ipilimumab made available in Ireland, but only when its costs are reimbursible.

# oncology - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Column: The danger of alternative therapies and why Steve Jobs was wrong

Medical journalist Sandra Ryan says ineffective alternative remedies, when used instead of mainstream medical treatment, can pose a massive risk to lives.

# oncology - Friday 24 February, 2012

New national cancer drug fund in pipeline

However, finding the finance for that fund won’t be easy, the NCCP’s director warns.

# oncology - Monday 19 September, 2011

New surgery technique 'lights up' cancer cells

A method of detecting malignant cells by highlighting them with glowing molecules has helped surgeons to identify cancerous tissue measuring just one-tenth of a millimetre across.

# oncology - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Senator donating entire Seanad salary to cancer research

Prof John Crown is also putting his parliamentary expenses towards the employment of a political policy researcher.

# oncology - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Reilly confirms no plans to return breast cancer surgery to Sligo

The Minister for Health says Sligo will be a screening centre for colon cancer, but breast surgery won’t be returning.