The breast cancer survivor on a mission to save lives one house at a time

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I love this story from the CNN heroes series about breast cancer survivor, Andrea Ivory, who is on a mission to save lives one house at a time. Ivory formed the Florida Breast… Continue reading

Honoring Naomi Sims

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Long before Naomi Campbell, another Naomi, Naomi Sims, made her mark as the first black model to gain world wide recognition in the Sixties. Naomi rocketed to the top of the fashion world when she… Continue reading

Booby Innovation Grant for Survivors with BIG ideas

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In my day job, I work as a communications officer for a leading academic institution, so I am used to the world of grant proposals, but I never saw a grant title like this one –… Continue reading

Reflections on gratitude

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I have been following Dana Jennings’ reflections on his cancer journey in the New York Times and last month he wrote a piece on gratitude, which has given me pause for thought. When you have… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Today’s poem is the first cancer poem I have featured. Thanks to those who have sent me in their poems and I look forward to posting many more of these over the coming… Continue reading

Shaking the branches of the family tree

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I have just spent the last hour happily picking my way through my family history online. The 1911 Irish census is now online and it makes for fascinating reading. Family history was never… Continue reading

Public talk on gene therapy for cancer

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The new cancer treatments offered by gene therapy will be discussed in a public talk on Thursday at 6.30pm in the Lifetime Lab, UCC, Cork. Five specialists will share their knowledge of new… Continue reading

Study confirms lifestyle link to breast cancer

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From today’s Irish Times Experts have gathered the strongest evidence yet that a woman’s lifestyle is linked to her risk of developing breast cancer.The biggest ever review of research into the issue has… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday dish is from one of my favourite food writers, Nigel Slater. He was writing about his glut of home grown courgettes in last Sunday’s Observer and offered this delicious… Continue reading

Laura Linney taking on the “C” word

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First we had the “L word”….now comes the “C word” on TV. According to Showtime sources, actress Laura Linney, an actress I always enjoy watching, is to star in a “dark comedy about cancer”.… Continue reading