New app for breast cancer survivors

A new free mobile app called Breast Cancer Survivor is now available on the app store for iOS users.

It was developed by The Mater Foundation and aims to focus on diet and exercise as a way to improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors.

UCD - The Patient Voice in Cancer Research

Cancer survivors and their families can join researchers and health care professionals to discuss placing survivorship at the heart of the cancer research agenda:

'The Patient Voice in Cancer Research’
13 April 2016; 10am - 1pm
UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin

Election 2016: Breast Cancer Services Questions for Candidates

The general election will be held on Friday 26th February 2016. This presents opportunities to meet with political candidates ‘on the doorstep’ and ask specific questions regarding the quality and delivery of breast cancer services in Ireland.

Here, we have compiled a list of questions regarding current issues. You can also download and print these questions so that you can have them to hand if you are speaking with candidates.

For breast cancer patients, never too late to quit smoking

Read this very interesting article from eCancer News telling us why it is never too late to give up smoking. Read it here.

Psychological Support for Cancer Patients

Cancer services have been very much in the headlines over the past two days, yesterday the Irish Cancer Society partially reinstating their hardship fund.  

Listen to RTE Radio1's Sean O'Rourke talk to  Dr Paul D’alton, Head of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincents Hospital.

Click HERE for the interview.

12th Europa Donna Pan European Conference

The 12th EUROPA DONNA Pan European Conference was held in Paris over the weekend of 17th to 18th of October. This year's conference focused on Time for Action on Equal Access and described the essential breast services that women should receive Europe wide. Europa Donna Ireland had four attendees at this lively event.

Breast Health Day 2015: 'Kickstart your Health' on 14th October

Europa Donna Ireland with the support of Medtronic will host a free evening of interactive discussion to "Kickstart your Health"


Wednesday 14th October from 6:30pm at Joe’s Restaurant, Montague Street, Dublin 2

  • Key speakers include chef and food writer Domini Kemp, women’s fitness expert Jen Feighery and Irish Women's Rugby Team member, Sophie Spence

Spaces are limited and registration for the event is essential.

Breast Health Day 2015: UCD Breast Cancer Research Open House

This year for Breast Health Day, UCD cancer research institutes are holding an ‘open house’ on Thursday 15th October from 4pm - 7pm. The event aims to connect researchers and breast cancer survivors in the hope of sharing information and perspectives.

All are welcome to attend a varied and stimulating programme including lab tours, light rehabilitative exercise and talks on current research and partnering with patients.

Lymphoedema Ireland Open Day, Saturday 17th October, Galway


Whether a person is at risk of, diagnosed with or know someone who has lymphoedema they are welcome to attend this open day. You will hear from a range of speakers who will share their experience and expert knowledge on lymphoedema. There will also be an opportunity to view a range of compression garments for the treatment of lymphoedema. Read more about this event here.

10 years of Herceptin®: A public talk with Dr. Dennis Slamon

Cancer Clinical Research Trust invites you to the 10th anniversary celebration of the use of Herceptin® in early stage breast cancer: 'An evening with Dr. Dennis Slamon', chaired by Áine Lawlor.

Location: Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Date: Friday 9th October 2015
Time: 8pm

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