Research news


Irish Cancer Society researchers discover potential new way to treat aggressive type of breast cancer

Research led by Irish scientists based in UCD and RCSI has found a potential new approach to treating one of the most difficult-to-treat forms of breast cancer, which currently has limited treatment options.


Jockeys and GAA stars prepare to go head to head in Hurling for Cancer Research match at St Conleth’s Park

Horseracing stars are slipping out of the saddle and swapping their reins for a hurl as they prepare to join Ireland’s GAA stars for a hurling match with a difference at St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge on August 15th at 6.30pm.


Move to HPV testing would be a welcome step in battle against cervical cancer

The Irish Cancer Society has today welcomed the findings of the Health information and Quality Authority’s (HIQA) assessment of cervical screening in Ireland, which advises a move to primary HPV testing to detect cervical cancer in women.


Irish cancer patients can play an even bigger role in research to stop cancer

Irish Cancer Society backs Just Ask Your Doctor! public information campaign to raise awareness of cancer trials.


500 lives can be saved every year if Irish people make lifestyle changes and avail of bowel cancer screening

As many as 500 fewer people would die from bowel cancer in Ireland each year if the public took action by making changes to their lifestyle and availing of free bowel cancer screening services available to them, a leading bowel cancer expert will tell the public tonight (11/04).


30 years of cancer research in Ireland – 30 years of giving hope

From novel treatments to new ways to prevent and detect cancers, the impact of cancer research has seen more Irish people survive the disease than ever before.

In 1997, 4 in 10 Irish cancer patients were alive 5 years after their diagnosis.

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Irish patients first in the world to receive promising drug combination as part of Blood Cancer Network Ireland Clinical Trial

Irish patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma are the first patients worldwide to take part in a new drug trial to develop more effective treatment for the cancer.

Irish Cancer Society Head of Research Dr Robert O'Connor

Time to debunk the ‘alternative facts’ about cancer

Cancer patients, their families, friends and our whole community are vulnerable to misinformation about alternative therapies for cancer that can do more harm than good, the Irish Cancer Society’s Head of Research will tell the public tonight (Wed, 15 Feb).