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NUIG researchers take part in major new cancer collaboration

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at NUI Galway are part of a multi-million euro initiative by the Irish Cancer Society to improve treatment for breast cancer sufferers.

The BREAST-PREDICT collaboration is the first of its kind in the world and the Cancer Society is investing 7.5 million euro in the 5 year project.

It’ll see 50 experts from around Ireland, including NUIG, come together to share knowledge, resources and patient samples.

It’s hoped that the collaboration will result in improved quality of care for breast cancer patients.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm News, Head of Surgery at NUIG, Professor Michael Kerin says the college will share its research with other college experts.

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Hunt on for Galway winner of €250 thousand prize bond jackpot

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The hunt is on for the Galway winner of a prize bonds jackpot worth €250 thousand.

It was won in the monthly Ireland State Savings Prize Bonds draw at the end of September.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Anna McHugh of An Post had this advice.

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HSE urged to make agricultural land at Toghermore available for local use

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The HSE is being urged to make agricultural lands at the Toghermore campus on the outskirts of Tuam available for local use.

Local councillor Donagh Killilea told a meeting of the Health Forum West that it’s a “fine bank of land” lying idle.

Toghermore House currently houses mental health services, which will move to the Old Grove Hospital once ongoing redevelopment of that site is completed.

Councillor Killilea says there’s a significant parcel of agricultural land at Toghermore that local farmers could make good use of.

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Over 80% of people in West claim they increased time spent outdoors since COVID-19 hit

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 81% of people in West claim they have increased the time they spend in natural spaces since COVID-19 hit.

The CSO data found that, nationwide, 78% of people say they spend more time outdoors now than in March 2020.

More than half of people surveyed in the West said they discovered a new natural space in that time.

While just 14% said they looked at getting access to a private or shared outdoor space.

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