What we do

We aim to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. We do this by providing up to date information and a range of services and by influencing change and raising awareness of cancer issues.

Irish Cancer Society-funded cancer researcher Dr Antoinette Power in her lab

We have invested over €30 million from voluntary donations into hundreds of innovative research projects, which have made over 700 new findings.

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A cancer survivor lending support to a cancer patient

We provide information, advice and support in hospitals, by phone and online, as well as services and support networks for cancer patients and their families.

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Cancer advocates at Leinster House

We work to influence decision-makers at government level around cancer and other health issues and empower advocates to help influence cancer policies.

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National Cancer Helpline 
Freefone 1800 200 700 (Mon to Thurs: 9am-7pm; Friday: 9am-5pm)
Email: helpline@irishcancer.ie

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Read about our impact in 2014 and how donated money from our donors and fundraisers is spent in the fight against cancer.

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Our short video talks about what we do in the fight against cancer and the different ways you can join us in the fight.

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Read more about the history of the Irish Cancer Society and our leadership and accreditations.

Information about our impact in the fight against cancer in 2014 and inspiring stories from some of those we've helped.

Find out more about services provided by our cancer support department.