Martha Hickey,  professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

As more women live for many years after having had cancer, health professionals are beginning to realise that they need to support them more with the (...)

VHI will provide wider access to cancer drugs, including Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer. Photograph: iStock

Commercial rivals to the VHI say they have no plans to follow the semi-State health insurer’s lead by providing wider access to cancer drugs for some (...)

There were 106 genetic tests for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, carried out at Our Lady’s in Crumlin last year.

Significant changes are needed to a genetic testing laboratory at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin following a review which warned there was “a (...)

Doctors involved with the BreastCheck service have expressed strong concern that spiralling legal costs could lead to the screening programme for brea(...)

The commonest  symptom of cancer of the oesophagus is difficulty in swallowing

This coming Saturday the Oesophageal Cancer Fund will hold a national survivors’ and patients meeting in Dublin. Health care professionals, volunteers(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of the third national cancer strategy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The launch of the third national cancer strategy (2017-2026 ) is another important milestone in the effort to reduce morbidity and mortality from this(...)

The new National Cancer Strategy, approved by the Government last week, is an important commitment to ensuring the continued improvement of cancer ser(...)

Prof John Kennedy, chair of the cancer strategy steering group, at the launch of the 2017-2026 strategy in Iveagh House. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

One in three of us will develop cancer during our lives. And despite the many treatment advances in the field, cancer remains one of Ireland’s top kil(...)

Advocates argue that electronic systems can help reduce the errors that inevitably arise with handwritten prescriptions by making the name of medications more legible, setting limits for dosage, and flagging potential negative interactions. Photograph: iStockphoto

Electronic prescribing has been identified as a key priority for the State in the National eHealth Strategy published in 2013. Last year, standards th(...)

 Waiting times for MRI brain scans were estimated to be on average 20 times longer in the public system than in the private. Pic : Bryan O’Brien

‘Can I live without this?” Most of us ask ourselves this question every day. Be it that second cup of coffee, the “We’re on our way to the USA” World (...)

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