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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.(...)

Tom Monks, lung cancer survivor,  at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s lung cancer action plan in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre in East Wall, Dublin. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The Irish Cancer Society has called for the first time for a national screening programme for lung cancer. An estimated 282,000 people across Irelan(...)

Leo Varadkar receives a birthday cake from DCU students and staff in Ballymun. The guest list for the Taoiseach’s birthday party has been putting noses out of joint. Photograph:  Julien Behal

It’s been like living through the opening scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this week in Leinster House, with a cast of increasingly for(...)

 Eileen O’Sullivan and Ramon Whelan outside Leinster House on Wednesday after the launch of new legislation to crack down on advertising of false cancer cures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Eileen O’Sullivan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 she did what would be instinctive for many people and searched online for further info(...)

More people than ever are living with or after cancer as survival rates have improved over the past 20 years. Photograph: iStock

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the most common cause of death in Ireland as the population ages, a new report shows. Invasive cancers and rela(...)

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