The scientists have successfully reversed the mutation’s effects by slowing cancer cell growth in laboratory conditions. Photograph: iStock

Scientists in Trinity College Dublin have discovered how a specific genetic mutation causes an incurable childhood cancer, and have successfully rever(...)

Better funded than before, due to the crisis of the past 18 months, the HSE is also riding high in public esteem

What have we learned from the Covid-19 pandemic and can these lessons be applied to future healthcare provision? Experts prescribe the HSE’s b(...)

Between 80 and 90 per cent of cancer services were delivered as normal during the pandemic, but social distancing restrictions made it difficult to deliver a full service. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of cancer patients benefiting from experimental drugs will increase tenfold in the years ahead, a specialist has said. Professor Paul Bro(...)

Mark Nugent, a hand-operated tricycle user, and Clodagh Colleran, a member of of the Healthy Trinity: Smarter Travel Committee, at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Trinity College Dublin has installed disabled bicycle parking facilities, the first college in Ireland to do so. The spaces, which allow for wider, h(...)

TCD students Jemil Saidi and John Moroney  emerge from Trinity’s Campanile while participating in a recent ‘chariots of fire’ run. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is launching what it is says is the country’s biggest ever philanthropic campaign aimed at generating €400 million in funding (...)

Austin Duffy: ‘All these things that are happening in the book could happen to any of us and I hope it speaks to the human condition.’

Without cancer we would never have evolution, and it’s around the relationship between the two that US-based Irish oncologist Austin Duffy’s first nov(...)

Jeri Lacks Whye, one of Henrietta Lacks’s grandchildren, with her two daughters, Jabrea (9) left, and Aiyana, (12). Photograph: Monica Lopossay/New York Times

Henrietta Lacks was only 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital. Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her t(...)