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Bobby Kerr holding a bouquet of daffodils
Date: 
20/02/2017

Businessman Bobby Kerr urges companies to show support for people affected by cancer on 30th Daffodil Day

Leading Irish businessman Bobby Kerr, who is now one year cancer free, is urging corporates to play a part in supporting the thousands of Irish people affected by cancer in communities across Ireland.

Irish Cancer Society Head of Research Dr Robert O'Connor
Date: 
14/02/2017

Time to debunk the ‘alternative facts’ about cancer

Cancer patients, their families, friends and our whole community are vulnerable to misinformation about alternative therapies for cancer that can do more harm than good, the Irish Cancer Society’s Head of Research will tell the public tonight (Wed, 15 Feb).

Friday, 24 March 2017 is Daffodil Day
Date: 
10/02/2017

Des Bishop calls on public to take action and help stop cancer on 30th Daffodil Day

The Irish Cancer Society launched its 30th Daffodil Day, the longest running national collection day in the country, before hundreds of daffodil volunteers at an event in Croke Park today.

Date: 
07/02/2017

Moylagh launches sixth annual 50 mile endurance challenge to support cancer patients

Event has raised over €362,000 for Irish Cancer Society and LARCC

The Moylagh 50 Mile challenge, inspired by JFK’s military endurance test, is back for the sixth year in a row to raise vital funds to support people affected by cancer.

Date: 
07/02/2017

Kilkenny cancer survivor named Global Hero of Hope

Breast cancer survivor Martha Tiernan from Threecastles, Kilkenny has been named as the Irish ‘Global Hero of Hope’ by the American Cancer Society.

Heroes of Hope are cancer survivors or caregivers who inspire others in their community who have been touched by cancer.

Date: 
04/02/2017

Australia to make a pack of cigarettes $40 by 2020

On World Cancer Day, the Irish Cancer Society urges Irish Government to follow suit

Cigarettes cost almost $25 (€17.60) per packet in Australia currently

Date: 
01/02/2017

Charities launch research project aimed at improving health behaviours among young people

Four of Ireland's leading health charities will today announce funding for a major study into how young people can have a real effect in promoting positive health behaviour among their peers.

Date: 
31/01/2017

New Donegal based research project to investigate how cancer survivors can live healthier, happier lives

The Irish Cancer Society has today announced €100,000 in funding for a major research project which will investigate how cancer survivors can live well following their treatment.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Date: 
31/01/2017

Research shows 2 in 5 Irish people know someone with lung cancer, as Irish Cancer Society marks lung cancer awareness month, in conjunction with Medtronic

2 in 5 (39%) Irish people have known or know someone with lung cancer, the Irish Cancer Society said today as it concluded its lung cancer awareness month, which is supported by Medtronic - one of the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies.

Get Screened. Prevent Cervical Cancer.
Date: 
25/01/2017

Get Screened, Prevent Cervical Cancer

As part of European Cervical Cancer Week this week (22 - 28 January), the Irish Cancer Society has urged women to ensure that they are up to date with their cervical cancer screening.

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