About Us

  • Image of a woman: More people are getting cancer than ever before
  • Image of a man: We want to stop cancer in its tracks
  • Cancer statistics: Over 44,000 people are diagnosed each year with cancer in Ireland

Cancer incidence is on the rise. By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. The Irish Cancer Society is working to stop this. By investing in cancer research and providing care and support to people affected by cancer, the Irish Cancer Society is stopping cancer in its tracks. Through research we are finding out more and more about how to diagnose, treat and how to stop cancer before its starts. By providing information, advice and support we are supporting people through their cancer experience and helping to reduce the fear of a cancer diagnosis. Read more about what we do.

We want you to know where your donated money is spent and what we do in the Irish Cancer Society.

Learn about our 2013-2017 strategic plan Towards a Future without Cancer.

More information about who we are and how we are structured.


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

Read about how we are funding research, providing information and services and influencing health policies in government.

Read about our impact in the fight against cancer in 2015 and inspiring stories from some of those we've helped.


Join our Irish Cancer Society e-newsletter

Sign up for news and information about cancer, cancer research, tips on how to reduce your risk of cancer and ways on how to get involved.

* indicates required

Cancer statistics

See facts and figures on Irish cancer rates.


Stay Connected


The Irish Cancer Society listens and responds to the views of the general public and supporters so that we can continue to improve.

Have a complaint or question?

Read our complaints procedure