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***Repro FREE*** Wednesday, 25th November 2015: People from the most disadvantaged communities in Ireland have a significantly lower chance of surviving cancer after five years according to new research presented to the Irish Cancer Society Charles Cully Memorial Lecture today. The Irish Cancer Society says that the continuing problem in accessing diagnostics for patients has had a significant effect in maintaining the ‘Cancer Gap’ – where those from the most deprived communities are twice as likely to be diagnosed and die from cancer as those who are least deprived.
Pictured is Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Health at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland who was awarded the Charles Cully Medal at today’s event. The annual event recognises and awards leadership in the field of cancer control, cancer prevention or health policy and provides an opportunity to highlight best practice or innovation in those areas. The lecture takes its name from one of the most influential founding members of the Irish Cancer Society. Picture Andres Poveda
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