Through the support of the public and our donors, the Irish Cancer Society is the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland and we are committed to improving the lives of those impacted by cancer in Ireland through research.
All funds used in support of research come from donations and thanks to your support, the Irish Cancer Society funds the work of over 100 cancer researchers across in leading institutions and hospitals all across Ireland.
This year more than 40,000 people in Ireland will hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Thankfully, though, cancer is no longer a death sentence – 6 in 10 people diagnosed with life threatening invasive cancer will survive the disease for at least 5 years, and most of those won’t succumb to their disease. Almost all diagnosed with non-invasive cancers such as Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) will be cured, Survival rates are continuing to improve and people are living well with cancer and living for longer thanks to research and advances in detection and treatment. Now, more than 200,000 people are living with and beyond cancer in Ireland.
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