Tuesday 21 November 2017

In this week's Sunday Independent: “A Future Without Cancer”

In the Sunday Independent, mark the 50th anniversary of the Irish Cancer Society with a special 16-supplement called “A Future Without Cancer”.

In the late 1950s one man had a brainwave about how to help tackle the spread of cancer in Ireland. Professor Austin Darragh helped found the Society and today he is rightly proud of the fundraising for cancer research and the relentless work in promoting awareness of the disease.

In an interview for the special supplement, read Austin’s memories of the Society’s early years as well as his reflections on the work of the organisation since then.

In a special focus on the people behind the Irish Cancer Society’s day-to-day work, we meet some of the the selfless staff and volunteers who each year provide services including research, nursing, fundraising and contributing to the Society’s Daffodil centres nationwide.

Eilish O’Regan interviews Professor John Fitzpatrick about the future of Irish cancer research, John McCormack, the chief executive of the society, writes about how the number of people surviving cancer is on the rise and RTE broadcaster Aine Lawlor tells Paul Melia of her experience in overcoming the disease.

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