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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
# Masspec Pen
# Masspec Pen

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

Sep 9th 2017, 8:15 AM 10,657 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Major Step Forward
# Major Step Forward

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

Aug 3rd 2017, 12:30 PM 11,391 Views 33 Comments

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
# Outdoor Risks
# Outdoor Risks

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

May 1st 2017, 10:47 AM 11,492 Views 28 Comments

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
# Malnutrition
# Malnutrition

Fad diets harming Irish cancer patients

Nov 30th 2016, 6:08 AM 14,589 Views 25 Comments

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
# CAR T
# CAR T

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

Nov 25th 2016, 1:08 PM 31,253 Views 29 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Nov 20th 2016, 1:07 PM 55,514 Views 22 Comments

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
# Postcode Lottery
# Postcode Lottery

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

Sep 19th 2015, 7:10 AM 19,571 Views 32 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients

Mar 20th 2015, 11:34 AM 11,525 Views 5 Comments

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?
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

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

Oct 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 2,920 Views 134 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

May 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,967 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

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

Dec 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,202 Views 25 Comments

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...
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Oct 14th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,868 Views 7 Comments

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
# New Clinic
# New Clinic

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

Apr 29th 2013, 2:30 PM 9,910 Views 27 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Jan 21st 2013, 12:00 PM 110 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.

# oncology - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13%
# Health
# Health

Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13%

Nov 24th 2012, 1:26 PM 4,853 Views 34 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

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

Nov 22nd 2012, 6:30 AM 11,325 Views 5 Comments

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
# Melanoma
# Melanoma

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

May 2nd 2012, 12:56 PM 4,982 Views 36 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Mar 11th 2012, 6:00 PM 2,808 Views 144 Comments

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
# Cancer Drugs
# Cancer Drugs

New national cancer drug fund in pipeline

Feb 24th 2012, 9:13 PM 2,738 Views 3 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

New surgery technique 'lights up' cancer cells

Sep 19th 2011, 11:55 AM 284 Views 2 Comments

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
# Seanad Expenses
# Seanad Expenses

Senator donating entire Seanad salary to cancer research

Sep 10th 2011, 1:12 PM 2,066 Views 28 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

Reilly confirms no plans to return breast cancer surgery to Sligo

Jun 23rd 2011, 5:39 PM 308 Views 1 Comment

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