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Date: 
20/03/2017

Independent News & Media supports the Irish Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day

Independent News & Media, the leading newspaper and online news publisher, is showing its support for people affected by cancer by providing high-profile marketing support in the Irish Independent and on Independent.ie, worth tens of thousands of euro to the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Da

Date: 
20/03/2017

30 years of cancer research in Ireland – 30 years of giving hope

From novel treatments to new ways to prevent and detect cancers, the impact of cancer research has seen more Irish people survive the disease than ever before.

In 1997, 4 in 10 Irish cancer patients were alive 5 years after their diagnosis.

Date: 
07/03/2017

Car parking charges continue to financially cripple cancer patients

Despite a petition of over 3,000 signatures and a national campaign in December, no hospital in Ireland has changed its parking pricing policy for cancer patients.

Graphic of a cartoon woman with her arms outstretched: Check Yourself
Date: 
01/03/2017

"Check Your Boobies": Social media launch of Check Yourself animated short

On Wednesday, 1 March, the Irish Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Kilkenny, in association with the Marie Keating Foundation is launching an animated short film, Check Yourself, on social media in Ireland.

Date: 
01/03/2017

Irish Cancer Society calls on Minister to move on plain packaging

On Ash Wednesday, the country’s national no smoking day, the Irish Cancer Society is calling for plain cigarette packs to replace branded packs as soon as possible.

Prescription Charges Over 70s
Date: 
01/03/2017

Irish Cancer Society welcomes reduction in prescription charge for over-70s

The Irish Cancer Society has today welcomed the news that the Health (Amendment) Bill has been brought to Cabinet. The Bill will allow for a reduction in the prescription charge for over-70s from €2.50 per item to €2, and is expected to proceed quickly through both Houses of the Oireachtas.

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Date: 
27/02/2017

Irish patients first in the world to receive promising drug combination as part of Blood Cancer Network Ireland Clinical Trial

Irish patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma are the first patients worldwide to take part in a new drug trial to develop more effective treatment for the cancer.

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