About Us

  • Cancer tried to kill us. You helped stop it. Get involved on Daffodil Day Friday March 24.
  • We aim to improve the lives of those affected by cancer
  • Our history and the people who run, steer and advise our organisation
  • Learn about the impact the Irish Cancer Society makes all over Ireland

The Irish Cancer Society is the national cancer charity in Ireland (charity number CHY5863) with the mission to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. We do this by funding life-saving, collaborative cancer research, providing up to date information about cancer, delivering a range of services to improve the lives of people living with cancer and their families, and by influencing change and raising awareness of cancer issues at the government level.

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 2014 and inspiring stories from some of those we've helped.


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