Orla Dolan: We must pay attention to the original Big C again

Cancer was the leading cause of death in Ireland last year. Its research must not be obscured under the long shadow of Covid-19

7th February, 2021
Orla Dolan: We must pay attention to the original Big C again
Clinical cancer research, where potential new therapies are advanced for testing in patients, has also been affected by Covid-19

The pandemic means that every one of us now understands what it feels like to anxiously wait for a life-changing research breakthrough that will allow us to get back to normal life.

Covid-19 vaccines have been developed, tested and produced at a rapid pace made possible by years of underpinning research and tremendous global investment.

But while science is delivering on Covid-19, the situation with the original Big C – cancer – has become more...

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