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Yorkshire Cancer Research has announced the first clinical trial to be funded through its new centre. The charity’s Centre for Early Phase Clinical Trials was recently created to give cancer patients in Yorkshire better access to pioneering treatments. The first trial will be led by Alan Melcher, Professor of Clinical Oncology and Biotherapy at the University of Leeds, and has been funded by Transgene, a French biopharmaceutical company. […]
The ‘RUTTP?’ event is a unique men only fun- run that takes place every year on Father’s Day. The annual event helps to raise awareness for prostate cancer whilst raising vital funds for Professor Norman Maitland and his team at the Yorkshire Cancer Research Unit at the University of York, who are world leaders in the field of prostate cancer research.
Our CEO Charles Rowett and Head of Research Funding Dr Kathryn Scott – along with Dr Andrew Furley from the University of Sheffield – were invited along to the inaugural StrayExtra Health and Wellbeing Show. It was a very interesting show with topics including Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the men only 5k run ‘RU Taking the P?‘, and Dr Furley’s own research and experience with prostate cancer and fundraising.
Through the two-year partnership, which covers the 2015 and 2016 seasons respectively, YCCC along with its players, staff and supporters will be encouraged to get behind Yorkshire Cancer Research and play their part in supporting and promoting a range of exciting activities aimed at reducing the impact of cancer in Yorkshire, especially in young people.
The partnership will enable both organisations to work together to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and the importance of healthy lifestyles. Players, supporters and members of the community will be encouraged to learn more about the early warning signs of cancer and make a pledge for a healthier future as part of the charity’s Life Choices Life Changes healthy living campaign.