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Irish Cancer Society presents facts about HPV vaccine

5,000 fewer girls received the HPV vaccine in last academic year


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We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Decoding Cancer public talks focusing on the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Decoding Cancer public talk entitled: The HPV Vaccine – Warts and all.

This public talk will take place in two venues: Galway, 23 August and Cork, 24 August.

Research scientist at work

Irish Cancer Society welcomes research funding on effective treatment of breast and prostate cancers

The Irish Cancer Society has today welcomed €2.5 million in Government funding towards finding ways to improve the personalised treatment of breast and prostate cancer patients, leading to more effective outcomes.

Farmer in hat on a sunny day

SunSmart advice for farmers and outdoor workers

The main cause of skin cancer is harmful ultra violet (UV) rays from the sun. UV rays can be harmful from April to September, from 11 am in the morning until 3 pm in the afternoon. UV rays can be present on both sunny as well as cool and cloudy days.


National Treatment Purchase Fund is a sticking plaster solution

The Irish Cancer Society has today welcomed Minister for Health, Simon Harris’s announcement that the National Treatment Purchase Fund will provide 1,500 endoscopy procedures for patients in the coming months. 

The MeCHanic Study: Men's Cancer Information Awareness Survey

Irish Cancer Society is looking for men aged 40 and over to take part in a research study

The Irish Cancer Society is looking for men aged 40 and over to take part in a research study. This study will look at your experience of finding and understanding information on cancer.

The findings will help us to improve their cancer information services for men.

Cancer researcher at work

Cancer Trials Ireland opens new breast cancer trial

Cancer Trials Ireland has announced that it has opened a cancer trial to test a new treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer which has not responded to currently available treatments.

Trans Atlantic Cycle - Roger Holmes

In the saddle from San Fran to New York for the Irish Cancer Society

Letterkenny native Roger Holmes is back in the saddle following a life changing cycling accident and is taking on a 3,750 mile transatlantic cycle in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.


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