Cancer Week Ireland 2017 - Irish Cancer Society

Cancer Week Ireland

Monday  24 – Sunday 30 September 2018

Welcome to Cancer Week Ireland – a national initiative to get people talking about cancer and how we can prevent it, spot it, treat it, and survive and thrive afterwards.

Cancer has touched every family in every community. More people are being diagnosed with cancer every year, but more of us are also surviving and living with and beyond the disease.


This is why we need to talk about cancer.

Read More About Cancer Week Ireland

Cancer Week Ireland wants to start a national conversation about cancer this September. It is about getting everyone involved in a conversation about cancer and how we can prevent it, spot it earlier, improve treatment, and survive and thrive afterwards.

Between Monday 24 and Sunday 30 September, Cancer Week Ireland wants to inspire communities and organisations, large and small, to host an event and be part of the conversation.

Cancer Week Ireland offers an opportunity for health professionals, cancer researchers and cancer survivors to connect with each other and to connect with their communities

It offers an opportunity to talk about the signs and symptoms of cancer, dealing with a cancer diagnosis, advances in cancer treatment and care, and the need for psychological support.

This September we invite you to be part of Cancer Week Ireland by hosting an event in your community, organisation, or workplace. Whether you have your own personal story to share, are working at the coalface of cancer services, or are investigating new ways to beat the disease, please join in the conversation.

Be part of the conversation this September

Find out how you can take part in Cancer Week
this September and register your event here.

Get Involved!

Cancer Week Ireland Events

This year events will take place across the country for Cancer Week Ireland to get a national conversation going about cancer. Host your own event, or find out which event you want to attend and show your support!

Cancer Week 2018 – Featured Events

  • Make Blood Cancer Visible Patient Information Evening

    As part of Blood Cancer Awareness month in September the Irish Cancer Society, CLL Ireland, Multiple Myeloma Ireland and Janssen are hosting the Make Blood Cancer Visible Patient Information Evening. ...

  • Cancer Research Frontiers

    Public symposium “Cancer Research Frontiers” Trinity researchers will shed light on the latest developments in cancer research and potential outcomes for patients and will offer lab tours for behind-the-scenes look into research work....

  • Living Well With Cancer: The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017

    A conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, staff and volunteers from community cancer support groups. The conference will provide information and support to enable people to live well after a cancer diagnosis....

Cancer Week 2018 – All Events

  • Relay for Life Castlebar

    Relay for Life is a 24-hour community celebration which honours all those who are affected by cancer. At Relay for Life whole communities come together united against cancer to celebrate life, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back against cancer by raising awareness about cancer prevention as well as raising funds to support the Irish Cancer Society's mission to stop cancer....

  • Screening Information Day

    Public information day by the National Screening Service covering BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Service, BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, and CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme....

  • Purple House Cancer Support Centre Open Day

    Come and visit Ireland's longest established Cancer Support Centre, Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Pop in from 11am-1pm for a cuppa and meet our staff and volunteers, tour our Cancer Support Centre and find out more about the services we offer. All welcome!...

  • Cancer Research Showcase

    This is a public presentation of the cancer research in the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology. Talks include: • Dr. Denis Collins – Antibody therapy in breast cancer • Dr. Fiona O’Neill – Radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer • Neil Conlon – Resistance to treatment in breast cancer • Dr. Sandra Roche – Pancreatic cancer PDX program • Dr. Alex Eustace – Translating breast cancer research to the clinic • Nicola Gaynor – Immunotherapy in breast cancer • Dr. Andrew Kellett - TBC...

  • ARC Cancer Support Centre’s Open Days

    ARC Cancer Support Centres would like to invite you in to meet our team and learn more about our free support services for people affected by cancer and their loved ones...

  • Cancer Research Art Exhibition

    Discovery is an art exhibition in partnership with Peachy, a creative company based in Dublin. The theme of the exhibition is Cancer Research....

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