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Cancer Care: Education

This guide includes tools and resources on the topic of cancer care.


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Irish Cancer Society Social, Nursing, and Allied Health Research Scholarship - Applications now open

The Irish Cancer Society is currently accepting applications to its Social, Nursing and Allied Health Research Scholarship 2021. 

The objective of this scholarship is to offer excellent social, nursing and allied health sciences graduates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate training in cancer research. 

A number of changes have been made for the 2021 Social, Nursing, and Allied Health Research Scholarship:

· The Mobility Element has been adapted in recognition that extended travel is not always possible. It has been replaced with a Mobility and Capacity Building Element. Further details can be

· Part-time PhDs are now available for nursing and allied health applicants who will hold a concurrent clinical post during the course of the PhD

· Nursing and allied health professionals who will be taking time away from their professional clinical role may apply for a stipend in line with IUA rates and inclusive of PRSI and employer pension contributions. 

Applications can be made through the Irish Cancer Society Gateway Grant Tracker online system. Further information about our open calls, including application guidelines, can be found here:

The deadline for applications is 3pm Wednesday 03 March 2021.

HSE Library Information Skills Training

Our online training sessions include:  

  • Searching Medline/CINAHL on the Ebsco Platform
  • Searching Systematically for  your research
  • PsycINFO
  • Using Endnote and Rayyan

Register to attend a training session using our Training Calendar.

Upcoming Conferences

Irish Association for Cancer Research Annual conference 2021

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are currently being accepted. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. The closing date for abstract submissions is Friday 18 December 2020

 Submit an Abstract –

BMJ Learning


BMJ Learning offers high-quality continuing medical education for doctors and other healthcare professionals. It features hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats.

HSE Library Access


Access to online library resources available to HSE staff. 

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point of care decision making. 

Below are recent cancer related Cochrane clinical questions, click on the links to view answers. 

For people with non‐small cell lung cancer, what are the effects of adjunct chemotherapy? Jane Burch (PhD) and Sera Tort (MD) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2021. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3458.

For adults with non‐advanced colorectal cancer, what are the effects of physical activity? Agustín Ciapponi (MD, MSc) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2021. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3488.

For adults with locally advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma receiving palliative care, how does doxorubicin monotherapy compare with doxorubicin‐based combination chemotherapy? Jane Burch (PhD) and Sera Tort (MD) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2021. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3469.

What is the accuracy of basal calcitonin for detection of medullary thyroid cancer in people with nodular thyroid disease? Jane Burch (PhD) and Adarsh Gupta (DO, MS, FACOFP) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2020. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3232.

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