Press Release

Statement by Minister Mary Harney T.D. on the appointment of new Director of the Cancer Control Programme

The Minister for Health and Children , Mary Harney T.D. today (Monday 31st May, 2010) welcomed the announcement of the appointment of Dr Susan O’ Reilly as the new Director of the Cancer Control Programme.

The Minister said “I had the pleasure of meeting Dr O’ Reilly when I visited the British Columbia Cancer Agency in 2006. The approach of the British Columbia Cancer Agency is very similar to the Irish Cancer Control Strategy. Dr O’Reilly is one of foremost leaders of cancer control in Canada and I am confident she will build on the achievements of the National Cancer Control Programme that we have seen under the leadership of Professor Tom Keane.”