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Irish Cancer Society Research Awards 2016

Top honours for researchers at Irish Cancer Society Research Awards

Congratulations to cancer researchers Mairéad Cooney and Maria Prencipe who went home with the top prizes at the 2016 Irish Cancer Society Research Awards.


Let’s talk about sex – study to look at effects of prostate cancer on men’s quality of life

Researchers are calling on Irish men affected by prostate cancer to talk about how the disease has affected their sex lives as part of a global study.

Research shows one in three men diagnosed with prostate cancer has unmet sexuality and sexual health needs following treatment.

Racing personalities Jim Bolger and Davy Russell have raised €542,000 for vital cancer research

Hurling for Cancer Research raises €542,000 for vital cancer research

Hurling for Cancer Research 2016, organised by racing personalities Jim Bolger and Davy Russell, has raised €138,000 for the Irish Cancer Society’s vital cancer research.


Work of Irish scientists has the potential to greatly improve prostate cancer detection

Irish scientists have developed a new and innovative device which they are using to test a newly proposed method for the detection of prostate cancer, which should offer a significant improvement in tumour detection compared with existing methods.


Study opens in Ireland to investigate pregnancy after breast cancer

An international cancer study has opened in Ireland to investigate the risks for young women who had breast cancer and attempt to get pregnant.


Data from 1,300 Irish men collected as country’s first quality-of-life study of prostate cancer patients gets underway

From treatment and care to physical and mental wellbeing and quality of life, newly-diagnosed prostate cancer patients are sharing their experiences with the disease as part of the development of Ireland’s first national prostate cancer registry.


Tackling pancreatic cancer survival rates remains a huge challenge

The Irish Cancer Society has said that while progress is being made in relation to the treatment of pancreatic cancer patients, survival rates are still too low and the cancer largely remains a cancer of unmet need.


Would you like to help us understand the quality of life needs of Irish metastatic breast cancer patients?

If you are over 18 and have a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, you may be interested in taking part in a research project which has the potential to help us better understand the quality of life needs of patients like you.


Nine out of ten prostate cancer patients survive over five years compared to just one in three in 1976

More men are surviving prostate cancer than ever before thanks to huge strides in the prevention, detection and treatment of the disease.

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