Cancer Week Ireland 2018

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

Burkitt Lecture

Professor Owen P. Smith, CBE, Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, UCD and Hon. Regius Professor of Physic [1637], Trinity College Dublin, will give a lecture to mark 60 years since Denis Burkitt, a Trinity graduate, published his citation classic on the childhood tumour that now holds his name - Burkitt Lymphoma....

Living Well With Cancer GALWAY – National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018

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

Cancer Lab Tours – See Research in Action

This event is for anybody with an interest in cancer research - patients, survivors, carers and families - to visit our research laboratories and hear from our teams of scientists about the work they are doing. Laboratory tours will run at the 3 designated times and participants can select 3 tours. Time slots for tours are as follows: 10.15am; 10.45am; 11.15am. Participants will be allocated time slots for the tours upon arrival. Further details of the tours available through the Eventbrite registration link...

Living Well With Cancer CORK – National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018

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

Living with Cancer

The Annual Living with Cancer conference organized by the North East Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) in conjunction with Drogheda Oncology and Hematology Unit will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018. This event a public information and support day for those living with cancer and their families/friends will take place in the City North Hotel, Gormanston, Drogheda and will start from 1.30pm....

Relay For Life Mhaigh Eo

Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the whole community together to Celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, to Remember those whom we have lost to the disease and to Fight Back by increasing our knowledge of cancer and by raising money to fund vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society....

World Cancer Research Day

World Cancer Research Day is a unique opportunity for us to become aware of the importance of research. Because, have you ever thought what would happen if cancer research stopped today? This initiative was originally designed to contribute to the objectives of the World Cancer Declaration in promoting cancer research and keeping its momentum going. It aims to accomplish the scientific advances that will lead towards achieving the goal that brings us together: to defeat cancer....

National Nutrition & Cancer Patient Survey

If you have had cancer, we want to you to have your say on how cancer affected your diet and nutrition and how you felt nutrition was prioritised during your cancer journey. This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. The survey results will inform an expert report by the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN)....

Purple House Cancer Support Centre Open Day

Visit Purple House Cancer Support Centre, meet our staff, Counsellors, Therapists and volunteers and learn how our free Community based Cancer Support Services can support you and your family. There will be the opportunity to have a cup of tea or coffee and see the workings of a community based Cancer Support Centre. ...

Abolish Inpatient Charges: Campaign Update

During Cancer Week the Irish Cancer Society will announce the final number of signatures for the Inpatient Charges campaign online petition. For more info or to sign the petition see cancer.ie/inpatientcharges....

Cancer Week 2018 – All Events

For Molly Irish Premier

For Molly is a brand new Irish film charting the story of a young Irish couple coming to terms with a shock cancer diagnosis. The film will be screening nationwide from Fri Oct 5th and the filmmakers will be linking in with local cancer support groups to raise funds and awareness to support their work. For screening details go to: http://www.formollymovie.com/...

Pay it forward

Tuscany bistro will be "Paying it forward" with all of our coffee sold on the 28th of September to help raise money for Cancer Week. In each bistro will also have leaflets and information on Cancer Week and there will be donation buckets for the week located in each bistro in Castletroy/Ballina/The Granary....

Abolish Inpatient Charges: Campaign Update

During Cancer Week the Irish Cancer Society will announce the final number of signatures for the Inpatient Charges campaign online petition. For more info or to sign the petition see cancer.ie/inpatientcharges....

11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology

Clinical Cancer Research Trust present the 11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology, Sept 27th-29th, Herbert Park Hotel. For cancer specialists. Chairs: Prof John Crown (Dublin); Prof Robert Kerbel (Toronto) and Prof Mario Sznol (Yale). 40 Speakers, including: Dr Richard Finn (UCLA); Dr Sara Hurvitz (UCLA); Dr Mark Pegram (Stanford) and Dr Cliona Rooney (Texas)....

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day, Thursday 27 September 2018, will be the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. It is the day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across Ireland. National Fitness Day aims to get more people more active more often. Participating leisure centres, gyms, parks, workplaces and clubs will be opening their doors to welcome you for free activities!...

Dare2Cure Sarcoma

Talk Title: Prospects for Improved Treatments in Sarcoma. A public talk, organised by the Clinical Cancer Research Trust and the Caroline Foundation. Event Chair: Prof John Crown Guest Speaker: Dr Gary Schwartz, Columbia University, New York....

Purple House Cancer Support Centre Open Day

Visit Purple House Cancer Support Centre, meet our staff, Counsellors, Therapists and volunteers and learn how our free Community based Cancer Support Services can support you and your family. There will be the opportunity to have a cup of tea or coffee and see the workings of a community based Cancer Support Centre. ...

National Nutrition & Cancer Patient Survey

If you have had cancer, we want to you to have your say on how cancer affected your diet and nutrition and how you felt nutrition was prioritised during your cancer journey. This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. The survey results will inform an expert report by the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN)....

World Cancer Research Day

World Cancer Research Day is a unique opportunity for us to become aware of the importance of research. Because, have you ever thought what would happen if cancer research stopped today? This initiative was originally designed to contribute to the objectives of the World Cancer Declaration in promoting cancer research and keeping its momentum going. It aims to accomplish the scientific advances that will lead towards achieving the goal that brings us together: to defeat cancer....

Dublin Sportsfest

The first ever Dublin Sportsfest will bring together the people, the clubs, the sports and the spaces of Dublin in a celebration of sport and physical activity in our capital city. Exercise can considerably reduce your risk of developing several cancers and significantly aid patients in their battle with the disease. Even moderate physical activity can greatly can cut the risk of developing certain cancers and benefit a patient undergoing cancer treatment. ...

Relay For Life Mhaigh Eo

Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the whole community together to Celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, to Remember those whom we have lost to the disease and to Fight Back by increasing our knowledge of cancer and by raising money to fund vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society....

Relay for Life Carlow

Relay For Life events raise vital funds to support the work of the Irish Cancer Society. At the heart of each Relay For Life event, teams of friends, neighbours, families and colleagues come together in groups and commit to keeping participants walking around a track or path for 24 hours. Fun and exciting activities take place throughout the 24 hours to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere....

Living with Cancer

The Annual Living with Cancer conference organized by the North East Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) in conjunction with Drogheda Oncology and Hematology Unit will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018. This event a public information and support day for those living with cancer and their families/friends will take place in the City North Hotel, Gormanston, Drogheda and will start from 1.30pm....

Prostate Cancer Symposium 2018 for Medical Professionals

North East Cancer Research & Education Trust cordially invites you to support our Prostate Cancer Symposium 2018 for Medical Professionals. Speakers include: - Mr. Barry Jones Consultant Urologist, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda - Prof. John McCaffrey, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Mater Hospital, Dublin - Professor Joe O’Sullivan, Consultant Oncologist, The Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital - Dr Elaine Wallace, Consultant Physician in Palliative Care Dochas Centre, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda - Prof. Bryan Hennessy, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Beaumont Hospital and The Northeast Oncology Unit in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda (pictured)....

Living Well With Cancer CORK – National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018

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

Launch of UCD Centre in Translational Oncology

On behalf of University College Dublin (UCD) and the Ireland East Hospital Group’s (IEHG) Cancer Clinical Academic Directorate (CaCAD), Cancer Specialists are invited to save the dates 21-22 September 2018 in your diary for an event to mark the official launch of the UCD Centre in Translational Oncology (UCTO). ...

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