Decoding Cancer

From alternative treatments to fad diets, media and the internet is full of theories on how cancer can be caused, prevented or treated. But how much of this is true, and how much is fake news?

Decoding Cancer is all about separating the facts from the fiction when it comes to cancer. Run by the Irish Cancer Society, it’s a campaign that aims to dispel the myths around cancer and explore the many real advances being made in prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship.

Through a series of public talks, Decoding Cancer enables leading cancer experts to speak to the public in layman’s terms about a diverse range of topics and issues, from diet and exercise to cancer clinical trials.

These talks are for everyone – from cancer patients and their families, to any member of the public with an interest in cancer and cancer research.

Decoding Cancer talks are free to attend but require registration. So watch this space for news on future talks.

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Watch the latest Decoding Cancer talks on our YouTube channel.

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