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    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The box office sensation of the summer so far is not some rollicking action movie or some star-studded production – it is instead a film about a teenage boy and girl, both of whom have cancer. Based on a novel by John Green, it is called The Fault in Our Stars and it deals in a very real but sensitive way with young people who have to face their own mortality. Keelin was joined in studio by Dr Aidan McKiernan who is a Clinical Psychologist at the LauraLynn Children’s Hospital here in Dublin. And on the line from Monaghan was ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0627/626902-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-27-june-2014/?clipid=1614426
    Michael Noonan

    Michael Noonan

    It was revealed last night that Finance Minister Michael Noonan has had surgery and treatment for a cancerous lump on his shoulder. The Minister has said that his treatment has gone very well and doctors are upbeat about his prognosis. Mr Noonan also made clear that he intends to stay on in his role as minister for finance. Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor of Independent Newspapers was with Sean this morning.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0604/621488-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-4-june-2014/?clipid=1592397
    International Clinical Trials Day

    International Clinical Trials Day

    On this day in 1747, British Navy surgeon James Lind began a series of experiments into the cause of scurvy. It consisted of 12 men, grouped into pairs and given everything from cider to oranges and lemons, and it eventually establishing a link between citrus fruits and scurvy. This was the first ever clinical trial, and that is why today is designated International Clinical Trials Day. I’m joined by Dr Cathy Kelly, consultant oncologist at the Mater Hospital and by Diane Hanley, a patient who has taken part in trials.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0520/618484-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-20-may-2014/?clipid=1580338
    Can Research Eliminate Cancer

    Can Research Eliminate Cancer

    Cancer rates are expected to increase over the next six years and it is estimated that by 2020, 40,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Ireland each year. The role of research and how it can eliminate cancer was the main topic of discussion at a free public event entitled ‘Can Research Eliminate Cancer?’ organised by the Irish Cancer Society yesterday in Dublin and Sean was joined by Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society, Prof. John FitzPatrick.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0501/614214-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-1-may-2014/?clipid=1564561
    Kathy Sheridan

    Kathy Sheridan

    Renowned Irish Times journalist Kathy Sheridan spoke about her diagnosis with and recovery from breast cancer. Kathy's career with The Irish Times has taken her as far afield as Afghanistan and Kosovo and at home, her coverage of controversies such as the Annabel’s trial, Cathal O Searcaigh’s lifestyle in Nepal, and the last days of Brian Cowen will long he remembered. In January of last year, Kathy's by-line stopped appearing in the newspaper. One year later Kathy wrote an extraordinary article explaining that, like so many, she had come to face a fight against cancer, and is now – thankfully ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-with-miriam/programmes/2014/0309/601065-sunday-with-miriam-sunday-9-march-2014/?clipid=1504220
    Jane Parsons & son Donal

    Jane Parsons & son Donal

    In many ways it is just a simple story of a young boy's love for his dog but six year old Donal Parsons & Nelly, his springer spaniel have a relationship which goes far beyond that. Donal's mother Jane joins John from our Sligo studio this morning. For any information about Donal & his book go to http://donalparsonstrust.com/donals-book/          

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2014/0228/507361-the-john-murray-show-friday-28-february-2014/?clipid=1429194
    Anne Gildea's Memoir

    Anne Gildea's Memoir

    Miriams next guest in studio is well known as one part of the very successful comedy trio, The Nualas. We've spoken to her a couple of times on this show as she has recently undergone treatment for breast cancer. Anne Gildea joins Miriam in studio this morning to talk about her book, titled 'I've got cancer, what's your excuse'. It’s business as usual again from September 6th, when the Nualas start an autumn tour of the country, beginning at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght on Friday, Sept 6 & then onto the Hawkswell in Sligo on Saturday, Sept 7.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2013/0903/471887-the-john-murray-show-tuesday-3-september-2013/?clipid=1301869

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