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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.

Image of cells
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.

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

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