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Breast cancer research update

Thanks to continued investment in research, we are seeing progress in the fight against breast cancer. Today, over 8 in 10 people diagnosed with breast cancer survive 5 years beyond their diagnosis, compared to just 7 in 10 people only 20 years ago.


More than 2,500 breast cancer patients participate in trials linked to Irish Cancer Society Research

Research funded by the Irish Cancer Society has played a key role in more than 2,500 breast cancer patients across Ireland taking part in clinical and translational trials.

Call for nominations: Irish Cancer Society 2017 Research Awards

Call for nominations: Irish Cancer Society 2017 Research Awards

Research funded by the Irish Cancer Society continues drive important improvements in the Irish cancer research landscape.

Irish Cancer Society research scholars Dr Conor Murphy and John Daly

Irish Cancer Society announces funding for major new cancer research scholarships

Researchers go ‘back to school’ in race to stop cancer

As students begin a new school term this week, the Irish Cancer Society has today announced funding for two new major cancer research scholarships, all made possible through the public’s generous support.

Worried woman looking at her skin in the mirror

Melanoma in Ireland at record high

Ireland has highest rate of deaths in Europe from aggressive skin cancer, but new treatment options provide hope for patients, public talk to hear


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.


Experts dispel the myths around diet and cancer

Experts in the fields of diet and nutrition addressed the public about the role of diet in cancer at a free talk hosted by the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) on Thursday, 29 June.


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.