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

Art therapy lowers depression in breast cancer

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Recent research shows that almost every second woman with breast cancer is depressed or has anxiety; the risk for younger women is even higher. The findings of a clinical trial, published in a recent… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Last week, I posted on the reason why I instituted Poetry Friday and later today I intend to write another post on the therapeutic effects of art in lowering depression in cancer.  The… Continue reading

Uniting our efforts on a global stage

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I’ve been watching the LiveStrong video of the stories of those who travelled from all over the world to attend the LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin this past week. Everyone  I met there… Continue reading

A tribute to loved ones

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At the LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit taking place this week in Dublin, there is a touching “tribute wall” where delegates can post the names of those friends and loved ones who have been… Continue reading

This is what it’s all about

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What a great day today at the pre-event registration for the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit here in Dublin. A great feeling of being part of an historic global event. I met some wonderful… Continue reading