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Yorkshire Cancer Research

About us

We are Yorkshire’s cancer charity, helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.

Funded entirely by our donors, we have supported vital projects across Yorkshire for 90 years.

527 people are diagnosed with cancer every week in Yorkshire, and people in Yorkshire are more likely to get cancer, and more likely to die from it, than most other counties in England.

There are many reasons for this, including social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices. But there are also clear disparities in the availability of healthcare services and inequalities accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.

We are committed to working in partnership with researchers, scientists and clinicians, the NHS, Public Health bodies and other charities to make life-changing improvements to cancer outcomes in Yorkshire.

We aim to:

• Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities

• Promote screening programmes and fund research that will improve the diagnosis of cancer, so we can detect it at the earliest opportunity.

• Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of the cancer patient’s journey, from initial diagnosis to end-of-life care.

• Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services.

Together, we will reduce the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.