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Report finds progress in lung cancer treatment but more to do

This is according to the inaugural Lung Cancer Annual Report from the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, part of the Ireland East Hospital Group, launched today. The report contains a comprehensive review of the hospital’s key lung cancer services and provides a framework for its performance against international expert centres.

The report’s findings also include that two thirds of assessed patients receive an all-clear after initial assessment. The report also states that more young women smoke than do not and lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer.

“Significant strides have been made at the Mater recently in terms of advanced diagnostics and provision of state-of-the-art treatments for our patients with this devastating disease,” said Dr. Dermot O’Callaghan, Consultant Respiratory, General Physician and Chair of the Hospital’s Lung Cancer Working Group. “This first annual report is an important milestone in detailing the activity of our National Cancer Control Programme and highlights the high level of complex care delivered for our lung cancer patients.”

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