Irish Cancer Society Strategy 2020-2025
"The Irish Cancer Society is a community of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care professionals and researchers. We have all been affected by cancer and we are all determined to do everything we can to ensure less people get the disease, more patients survive it and everyone has access to world class treatment, care and support.
Our vision is that, by 2025, three out of every four cancer patients in Ireland will survive their diagnosis and, in future, no one in Ireland will die from the disease.
Together, we will save lives and significantly improve the lives of people affected by cancer in Ireland."
- Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power
Fewer preventable cancers
We will influence Government policy and laws so that everyone has the best chance of living a life free from cancer. We will invest in research that uncovers new ways to prevent cancer. We will provide advice to those who need it.
More cancers caught early
We will give people the best chance of surviving cancer. We will lead advocacy campaigns, innovate services, fund research, and work in partnerships that will eliminate the survival gap between Ireland and other European countries.
World-class cancer treatment for everyone
We will lobby Government so that all cancer patients are given timely access to treatments that will work best for them. We will reduce the fear of cancer through our support services and invest in research that has the potential to transform lives
Living well after treatment
We will make sure the emotional, physical, financial and practical needs of those who have undergone cancer treatment are met. We will provide services that will directly support people, so they are better able to cope with the impact of cancer. We will undertake research that will help us improve cancer patients’ quality of life.
Holistic support for people dying from cancer
We will ensure people dying from cancer have access to the full range of supports needed by them and their families. We will drive changes from Government that will mean more people can die at home. We will prioritise research that guides the development of our own supports and informs our advocacy to improve public services for people dying from cancer.
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