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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Cancer Research

This year
Most women do not think they could identify ovarian cancer symptoms, research shows
Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day.
All time
Artificial intelligence beats doctors in breast cancer diagnosis
A new study has found that an AI system can better identify cancer in mammograms.
Channel 4 has been insulting Piers Morgan on Twitter to raise funds for cancer research
The Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign caught a few people off guard today.
Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer
The groundbreaking research was conducted by scientists at the Apoptosis Research Centre in NUIG.
Cancer research fellowship launched in memory of author Emma Hannigan
Emma Hannigan passed away one month ago today.
Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank
It is one of only a handful of its kind in Europe.
Pictures: Here's what's been happening for Ireland's 30th Daffodil Day
You’ve probably already spotted some of the 2,000 yellow-clad volunteers fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society today.
Discovery from Irish researchers could pave way for new treatments for oesophageal cancer
This form of cancer is often resistant to treatment, but researchers say they’ve found a new means to fight it.
Former Man United striker Dion Dublin releases Christmas album
It’s for charity so you can’t slag it too much.
Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?
The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.
'I feel like an iPhone with 1% battery' - Sean Buckley on running, swimming and cycling 2,000km for charity
Buckley and his friend, James Colbert, have set a target of raising €500,000 through the Endurance Challenge.
This Brian Boru crown was made with unwanted gold and silver - and will raise money for cancer research
The crown will be displayed at the Dublin Horse Show this week.
Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research
Dr Alex von Kriegsheim based at UCD will investigate the role a small protein called ‘ISG15’ plays.
Two Cork men embarking on 2,068km triathlon around Ireland to raise cancer research funds
James Colbert and Sean Buckley were spurred into action following the sad passing of John Buckley, Sean’s father.
UCD scientist awarded €300,000 in international funding for cancer research
Dr Colm J Ryan will receive the funding over a four year period.
Half of new cancer patients in the UK will live for 10 years
Cancer Research UK want three quarters of people diagnosed to live for at least a decade within the next 20 years.
Here's how your DNA could help breast cancer research
Researchers will take swabs from willing volunteers on Tuesday to help in a study looking at cell mutations.
#NoMakeupSelfie donations double overnight to over €475k
Over 120,000 Irish people have taken part and donated to cancer support.
#NoMakeupSelfie craze causes flood of donations to Irish Cancer Society
€200,000 in donations has been received over the past 24 hours.
The Rock takes to Twitter to support Irish lad battling with cancer
Dwayne Johnson showed his softer side.
Here's why Twitter is full of men who aren’t wearing underwear
We’ll try to keep it brief.
Study confirms shorter radiotherapy course best option for women with breast cancer
Results from over four thousand women were studied as part of the landmark ‘START’ research in the UK.
Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers
In Ireland, lung, stomach, head and neck, and cervical cancers are all more common in areas of higher unemployment and lower levels of education.
World's first collaborative cancer research centre to open in Ireland
The Irish Cancer Society made the announcement about the centre today.
Breakthrough in childhood cancer treatment made by Irish scientists
Ten children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma each year in Ireland. The new findings is welcome news to families with sick children, like that of Robyn Smyth.
Irish men more likely to get cancer and die from it than women
Men are also three times more likely to get bowel, lung, bladder and stomach cancer than women.
IBM uses 'Watson' supercomputer to crunch cancer data
The supercomputer is getting through 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text and clinical trials in oncology research.
New Tumour Profiling Unit hopes to better target cancer treatments
The Institute of Cancer Research in London is hoping to use a tumour’s DNA to better track cancer treatment.
Campaign aims to turn jewellery into funding for cancer research
The non-profit organisation “Jewels for Cures” aims to recreate Brian Boru’s crown from the unwanted gold, before selling it off.
Kerry farmer raises over €20,000 for cancer research grants
Kevin Curran raised the money by driving his vintage tractor Betsy across America’s Route 66 in memory of his wife.
Irish Cancer Society announces €7.5 million funding for research centre
The society says it recognises the importance of joined-up thinking to advance the quality of cancer care in Ireland.
Plant-based compounds slow the spread of cancer
A new study shows that compounds in substances like ginseng, tomatoes and turmeric can turn on genes that slow cancer from spreading.
Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread
US cancer research finds that tumour cells in the blood stream may predict if early breast cancer patients face a higher risk of death or relapse after treatment.
Wicklow footballer donates 30th birthday party to charity
Robbie Doyle celebrates his birthday in a unique and brave way – by giving it to others.
Explainer: Why can’t we cure cancer?
We pour millions into cancer research. So where is it actually getting us?
Jim Stynes inspired thousands to reach for the sky... including me
Former All Star hurler Tony Griffin travelled to Melbourne recently to learn about Jim Stynes’ charity work. This is what he learned from the Dublin-born AFL icon who passed away yesterday at 45.
7 inspirations for Think Pink's last week
Fundraising drive will have you in the pink…
Column: All the warnings of cancer were there, but I ignored them
Former trader Nick Leeson writes about his experience of cancer, and how it taught him the overriding importance of knowing the signs.
Fluorescent spray finds tiny signs of oesophageal cancer - UK scientists
A fluorescent dye sprayed onto the food pipe sticks to healthy cells but not cancerous or pre-cancerous ones – which could help detect the early signs of oesophageal cancer.
How to support Movember… without growing face fuzz
Music singles, branded cookie cutters and, er, condoms… just some of the wacky ways to pay tribute to the mo’ bros and mo’ sistas.