Derek Power

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The cost to the State of replicating the move could be as high as €500 million over five years, estimates Prof Michael Barry, clinical director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics. Photograph: PA Wire

It could cost the State up to €500 million to provide public patients with wider access to innovative new cancer therapies in the same way health insu(...)

The Irish College of General Practitioners, when asked if it was aware of GPs promoting LDN as a cancer treatment, said it “only supports evidence-based, specialist-led, multidisciplinary care” for cancer patients.

Irish doctors have been prescribing cancer patients a controversial drug traditionally used in higher doses to combat heroin addiction, the Irish Canc(...)

John Eagle, about to get chemotherapy for the first time

I am a survivor. It scared the living beejeepers out of me a year ago when I was told I had cancer of the oesophagus, a rush of cold sweat flowing dow(...)

Oncologist Dr Derek Power: says higher rates of many cancers in deprived areas are largely lifestyle-related and may have big implications for healthcare services. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Greater emphasis on smoking prevention and cervical cancer vaccination programmes is needed to combat high cancer rates among poorer communities, acc(...)

Kay Barry, from Limerick: “In my case I think the combination of surgery and pembro kept me alive and is giving me a good quality of life. My oncologist Derek Power in Cork is happy with my progress.”

Every three weeks Kay Barry travels from her home in Limerick to the cancer centre in Cork University Hospital, where she spends half an hour receivin(...)

 Dr Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist at Cork  University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The majority of Irish cancer patients survive the disease for at least 10 years, according to new figures that reveal the rapid progress being made i(...)

 Malignant melanoma  is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with 75 per cent of people dying within a year of diagnosis.  Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New research launched today in the US shows that combining two innovative treatments of advanced skin cancer leads to unprecedented one- and two-year (...)