Averil Power

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Pictured (from left) Shannen Joyce (25), James Gilleran, Blackhorse Ave and Stephen Teap who lost his wife Irene to Cervical cancer.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A young mother who has overcome cancer twice will be the public face of Daffodil Day, the Irish Cancer Society’s main fundraising campaign. Shannen (...)

 ‘I remember sitting watching the clock going round and wondering if I had enough money to get out of the car park’. Michael Finnegan from Leitrim. Photograph: Andres Poveda

A cancer survivor from Co Leitrim has said his savings were wiped out in a year while tackling the illness. Michael Finnegan, who was diagnosed with(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris acknowledged   resources would be needed to address the requirement of cancer survivors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The physical, psychological and financial needs of almost 200,000 survivors of cancer are not currently being met, according to a report prepared for (...)

  Pre-budget submission:  Averil Power, chief executive of the  Irish Cancer Society,  with   Joan Burton TD and  Frank O’Rourke TD. Photograph: Robert Saunders, Irish Cancer Society

The Government must reduce the “huge financial strain” on cancer patients and their families in this year’s budget, the Irish Cancer Society has said.(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The Irish Cancer Society said the Government must “crack down” on rogue sunbed operators. Photograph: iStock

Two out of five sunbed operators fail to ask an underage person their age, according to a mystery shopper survey. One in three did not refuse to book(...)

A consultant analysing a mammogram. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Irish Cancer Society says it is on track to spend €30 million on cancer research in a decade, thanks to donations from the public. This year, €2.(...)

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