National Cancer Registry supports Daffodil Day 2017

Friday March 24th is the Irish Cancer Society’s 30th 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. Some of our most important research has been supported by funding raised by the Irish Cancer Society through Daffodil Day. These studies include:

Over 37,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and approximately 8,700 people die from cancer every year. However, there is some positive news. Our latest report shows that survival from cancer is increasing – survival rates have improved by 17% over the last decade. As the number of cancer survivors in Ireland grows, so too does the need for the expansion of cancer support services. The Irish Cancer Society will play a pivotal role in supporting cancer survivors in years to come.

Daffodil Day aims to raise money to continue providing services for those with, and affected by, cancer throughout Ireland. It encompasses a host of different events, including nationwide coffee mornings, community events and volunteers on streets providing the public with the yellow flowers.

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 going forward with the new National Cancer Strategy for 2016-2025.

To find out more about how to support Daffodil Day 2017, please visit www.cancer.ie.

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