Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

Alison Connolly and Dr Marie Coggins,  both from the School of Physics at NUI Galway   who carried out the research. Photograph: NUI Galway.

Professional horticulturalists and regular gardeners are not exposed to significantly high levels of the weedkiller glyphosate, a study by scientists (...)

Other lifestyle factors may have contributed towards lower cancer risk in the study

Those who consume high levels of organic foods are 25 per cent less likely to get cancer, a large French study has concluded. However, the study of 6(...)

Coffee could have life-prolonging benefits, according to two studies. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke and liver disease and a host of other ailments, new research suggests. The findi(...)

Potatoes and bread cooked at high temperatures for a long time could increase the risk of cancer in people who eat them regularly,  scientists have said. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish authorities are working with the European Commission and member states to set controls on the amount of a potentially cancer-causing substance i(...)

In the 2010-2012 time period, Irish people were 3.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with PTC than 1994-1996. This increase in PTC has also been reported internationally.

There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of the thyroid cancer, largely driven by the increased diagnosis of papillary cancers (PTC). The(...)

For every 1,000 people screened, 49 people will be wrongly identified and subjected to unnecessary tests or treatment. Photograph: Mark Thomas/Science Photo Library

Recent concerns about bowel cancer screening at Wexford General Hospital are a reminder of our sometimes unrealistic expectations about what screening(...)

The review, commissioned by the International Agency for Research in Cancer, the World Health Organisation’s specialised cancer agency, also concluded there were benefits in screening older women aged 70 to 74.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared with women who are not (...)