Cancer Week Ireland 2017

Collage of events from Cancer Week 2016
September 25, 2017 - 00:15 to October 1, 2017 - 00:00

Start a conversation by holding a Cancer Week Ireland event between 25 September and 1 October

From coffee mornings to quiz nights, expert advice to patient stories, communities throughout Ireland are being encouraged to get involved in Cancer Week Ireland 2017, which takes place from Monday, 25 September to Sunday, 1 October.

Initiated by the Irish Cancer Society and Trinity College Dublin, Cancer Week Ireland wants to start a national conversation about cancer. It is about getting everyone engaged in the issue of cancer and how we can prevent it, spot it earlier, improve treatment, and survive and thrive afterwards.

Between Monday 25th September and Sunday 1st October, Cancer Week Ireland wants to inspire communities and organisations, large and small, to host an event and be part of the conversation.

A dedicated website – – has been set up to allow everyone to upload and promote their event to a wide audience. Whether you’re a medical professional, a cancer patient or survivor, or a member of the public, we want you to get involved.

Now in its fourth year, among the free events already planned for Cancer Week Ireland 2017 are:

  • National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017 – Living Well with Cancer, the annual National Conference for Cancer Survivorship organised by the Irish Cancer Society, where anyone who has been affected by cancer has an opportunity to gain insight and practical advice that can make a difference in their daily lives (Friday 29 and Saturday 30 September, Aviva Stadium Dublin).
  • The public symposium, Cancer Research Frontiers, hosted by Trinity College Dublin, where Trinity researchers will shed light on the latest developments in cancer research and potential outcomes for patients, as well as offering lab tours for a behind-the-scenes look into research work (Friday 29 September, Trinity Biomedical Science Institute).
  • Living with Secondary Cancer – What Happens Now That It’s Back?, an event for people living with secondary cancer, where their cancer has spread to other parts of the body (Saturday, 30 September, Aviva Stadium Dublin).

Over the coming weeks we’ll be asking the public to host their own local events in their communities, schools, organisations or workplaces that start a conversation around cancer. For event ideas and advice, the public can visit