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# Oncology

All time
# Masspec pen
'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.
# major step forward
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.
# outdoor risks
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.
# malnutrition
Fad diets harming Irish cancer patients
Having a poor diet can even have major implications for the overall outcome of cancer treatment, say doctors.
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
# Health
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.
# postcode lottery
'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.
# Health
This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients
The gene test is only available here since 2011.
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.
# Cancer
Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment
The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.
# Mater Hospital
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.
# Healthcare
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.
# new clinic
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.
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.
# Health
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.
# Cancer
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.
# melanoma
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.
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.
# Cancer drugs
New national cancer drug fund in pipeline
However, finding the finance for that fund won’t be easy, the NCCP’s director warns.
# Cancer
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.
# Seanad Expenses
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.
# Cancer
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.