The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Access to new cancer drugs for some private patients, which are unavailable in the public system, has been described as “incredibly unfair” by the Iri(...)

Increased obesity levels are fuelling a rise in the incidence of some tumours. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

According to the latest report from the National Cancer Registry (NCRI), the number of people with cancer is set to double in less than 30 years. And (...)

Some trends help to lower rates of cancer, such as  reduced smoking rates. “There are some grounds for optimism,” says Prof Kerri Clough-Gorr, director of the National Cancer Registry. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The number of people with cancer is set to double in less than 30 years if current rates for the disease continue, according to a new report. However(...)

Volunteer collector Dora Bracken (84) pictured in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Cancer Society has appealed to people to donate online or by text if bad weather keeps them indoors on Daffodil Day. Irish Cancer Society c(...)

Tributes have been paid to 26-year-old Laura Brennan who died on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 12 women a year will have been spared death from cervical cancer thanks to the advocacy of Laura Brennan along with other HPV vaccine campaigner(...)

Richie Ryan, Kerrie Collins and Dave Dineen on O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick, patrolling with Limerick Suicide Watch. Photograph: Alan Place

It’s a bitterly cold, wet, stormy Friday night in Limerick city, and there’s a high tide on the River Shannon. Members of Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW(...)

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy pictured with HPV campaigner Laura Brennan who died aged 26 from cervical cancer. Photograph: Instagram

HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan (26) has saved “thousands” of women from getting cervical cancer, fellow campaigner Vicky Phelan has said. Payin(...)

Siobhán Doran: “All too often people are afraid of the C word, but when it is detected early, it can be treated.”

Siobhán Doran has always been fit and healthy – the mother of three had a full fitness regime and never for a moment thought of herself as being in an(...)

The new research is the work of a company called Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd, based in Ness Ziona, Israel. Photograph: VVG/Science Photo Library

As we all know, cancer is a great scourge. The Irish Cancer Society website tells us that one person dies from cancer every hour in Ireland and cancer(...)

Cancer patients are being sent home without chemotheraphy due to  lack of beds. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cancer patients who present for chemotherapy are being sent home because of a lack of beds in hospitals, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Fianna F(...)

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