National Cancer Registry supports Daffodil Day 2018

Today March 23rd is the Irish Cancer Society’s 31st annual Daffodil Day. The Irish Cancer Society, Ireland’s national cancer charity, strives to improve the lives of those affected by cancer by ensuring cancer patients receive the best care, treatment, information and support. The charity also aims to reduce the risk of cancer among people in Ireland, lead high quality collaborative research and inform and influence public policy. The National Cancer Registry continues to support the Irish Cancer Society in achieving these aims and, since its establishment, has collaborated with the Society on several research projects. You can read more about these research projects on our website. 

The charity is co-funding two major national clinical research registries – the Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research (IPCOR) and Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI). The Registry plays an integral role in these registries which will improve prostate cancer and blood cancer care in Ireland. 

There are close to 170,700 cancer survivors in Ireland. This is equivalent to 3.6% of the Irish population. The numbers of cancers diagnosed each year in Ireland continue to increase, as the population grows and ages. As the number of cancer survivors in Ireland grows, so too does the need to plan for the long-term support and follow-up needs of cancer survivors is an important health priority. The Irish Cancer Society will play a pivotal role in supporting cancer survivors in years to come.

On Daffodil Day, thousands of volunteers take to the streets selling flowers and daffodil pins or organise fundraising events to collect funds for the Irish Cancer Society. To find out more about Daffodil Day 2018, please click here.

The Registry looks forward to working with the Irish Cancer Society and continuing to provide information on cancer to the public, patient groups and policy makers.


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