Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White TD, with Dr Susan O’Reilly , National Director, NCCP, at the launch of St Luke’s Hospital becoming a “Tobacco Free Campus” in Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The head of the HSE’s national cancer control programme has described claims by the tobacco industry that increased cigarette prices lead to increased(...)

The average cigarette contains over 60 cancer-causing agents and other chemicals designed to get young people addicted, an Irish Cancer Society conference has been told. Photograph: Reuters

Tobacco companies are adding chemicals to cigarettes specifically to get young people addicted, one of the country’s leading scientists has claimed.Pr(...)

New research emanating from the US has sparked fresh debate about whether certain forms of cancer should be classified as cancers at all.The issue has(...)

Plans to transfer the care of survivors of breast cancer to general practice after five years have incurred the wrath of the Irish Medical Organisatio(...)

 Dr Susan O’Reilly, director, National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP). Photograph: Alan Betson

Senior management in the HSE sought to remove more than €7 million in funding from the National Cancer Control Programme earlier this year and (...)