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# survival-rates - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern

The results of a major study of 3.9 million cases of cancer across seven counties were published today.

# survival-rates - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Aspirin can give major survival boost to patients battling some cancers

A new study has shown that a low dose of the drug is effective during the treatment of bowel, breast and prostate cancer.

# survival-rates - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average

New research also found that more Irish men are dying from melanoma skin cancer.

# survival-rates - Thursday 29 May, 2014

More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year

However, the HSE said there is still a need for more organ donations.

# survival-rates - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

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.

# survival-rates - Thursday 23 January, 2014

If you're going to have a heart attack, Sweden is the place to do it

A major study has found that some 11,000 lives could have been saved if UK patients had received the same care as people in Sweden.

# survival-rates - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence

Study by Trinity College Dublin scientists found that taking the treatment consistently over five years has real benefits for survival.

# survival-rates - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Ireland falls 10% behind Europe in some cancer survival rates

Ireland fell behind the average with colon, kidney, and ovarian cancer, while eastern Europe showed a lower overall survival rate.