The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the arrival of images on cigarette packets, as a law passed in 2011 means that from today (February 1st) tobacco companies will have to print photographic health warnings on cigarette packets.
Dr John Seffrin, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society and keynote speaker at the Irish Cancer Society's 50th anniversary and new strategy statement launch event this week, was a guest on Today with Pat Kenny on RTE Radio 1. Here's the audio.
Launching its latest five-year Strategy entitled “Towards a Future Without Cancer” on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Irish Cancer Society declares that the worryingly high rate of cancer incidence and death in poorer communities across Ireland needs to be tackled as a matter of urgency.
Today, the Irish Cancer Society publishes its strategy statement for the next five years entitled ‘Towards a Future Without Cancer’. This is the first time that we have indicated that not only is this our ultimate goal, but that there is a real possibility that our children may live in a world where people don’t die from cancer. This is our vision and our mission.
Research funded by the Irish Cancer Society that investigates the role of genetic mutations in response to various lung cancer treatment strategies will be presented at the upcoming British Thoracic Oncology Group Conference (BTOG) in Dublin, which will be attended by over 600 medical professionals.
With almost one in three Irish women smoking, and one in two younger and more disadvantaged women addicted to tobacco, the Irish Cancer Society today called for action to tackle what the Society is calling a smoking epidemic among Irish women.
The Irish Cancer Society is launching its lung cancer awareness campaign for the month of January today and is encouraging everyone to be aware of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and contact their GP or call the National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700 if they are con