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(...)

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Survival rates for certain types of cancer are “significantly better” if patients are attending private hospitals, a report by the National Cancer Reg(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathuna, the mother of five from Ballydavid, Dingle Co Kerry who died earlier this year as a result of cervical cancer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

With cancer overtaking heart disease as the most common cause of death, a significant milestone in Irish public health has been reached. According to (...)

Fewer than 25 children aged under 15 have died from cancer each year since the 1990s, compared to 50-60 from the 1950s to the 1970s

Death rates for child cancers are tumbling as treatment options and survival rates improve, according to a new report. The incidence of rare childhoo(...)