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13
January
2021

Call for new All-Island Cancer Research Institute

Leading Northern Ireland cancer specialist Professor Mark Lawler today called for an All-Island Cancer Research Institute which he said would yield far-reaching benefits for the population. Time for change Speaking at an online meeting of Stormont’s All Party Group on Cancer (APGC), Prof Lawler said...

05
January
2021

Cancer Focus NI COVID-19 update – January 2021

Cancer Focus NI COVID-19 update – January 2021 In line with government Coronavirus guidelines and advice we wanted to update you all on our service delivery: Counselling – offered exclusively online. For more information please visit: www.cancerfocusni.org/counselling Family support – of...

28
October
2020

Ladies clock up 2 million steps for Cancer Focus NI

A group of energetic Co Antrim ladies have walked an amazing two million steps in a week to raise a bumper £2,500 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign during October. Twenty-two women, most of them mums, have been out and about pushing buggies and paci...

11
September
2020

Stop smoking – Covid-19 advice

In response to the latest Department of Health smoking cessation statistics (Sept 2020), Gerry McElwee, Head of Cancer Prevention, Cancer Focus NI, said: “Stopping smoking can be challenging for people at any time. Indeed, this is a crucial time to consider giving up smoking, to reduce the risk of c...

21
August
2020

Reflections of a retiring Chief Executive

Who I Am Now…   Who was I? Who am I? I was the 5.15 alarm and the 6.40 train. I was the hustle, I was the bustle, I was the heart-sink at the three-car collision on the West Link, I was the strategy, I was the plan, I was the report, the summary, the aim, the goal. I was the committee, I was th...