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On International Clinical Trials Day, Yorkshire Cancer Research has announced plans for a major clinical trial to find out if taking an omega-3 fatty acid component of fish oil can prevent bowel cancer from coming back after surgery. The charity will invest £1.5m in the study, which will be led by Professor Mark Hull, Professor of Molecular Gastroenterology at the University of Leeds and Consultant Gastroenterologist at St James’s […]
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.
Dr Wal Hussain, Consultant Dermatologist at Chapel Allerton Hospital, part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, spoke to StrayExtra about skin cancer, symptoms to look out for, and the dangers of sun exposure.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club captain Andrew Gale also spoke about his, and other players from YCCCs recent screening and the specific dangers of staying out in the sun, especially when playing cricket.
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.