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York lymphoma survivor shares story to offer hope to others

A lymphoma survivor from York is sharing her story to offer hope to other patients going through a similar experience.   Alison Learwood, 52, is helping Yorkshire Cancer Research raise awareness of the disease as part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout September.   She said: “I want to make people realise that cancer isn’t always a death sentence. For me, cancer has been one of the […]

Wise Up To Cancer

Yorkshire Cancer Research is funding a new, exciting community health programme called ‘Wise Up To Cancer’. The programme aims to lower cancer risk by promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging people to take part in their cancer screening and look out for cancer signs and symptoms.

New Chief Executive

We have announced the appointment of Dr Kathryn Scott as our new Chief Executive.
Dr Scott joined the charity in 2008 and previously held the position of Director of Research and Innovation. She succeeds Charles Rowett, who had led the organisation since June 2012.
Dr Scott was integral to formulating the charity’s ambitious 10-year strategy launched in 2015, which aims to invest £100m across Yorkshire so by 2025 at least 2,000 more people in the region survive cancer every year.

Join Team Yorkshire

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Find out more about joining Team Yorkshire and helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer. From holding a Yorkshire Teaparty to running a marathon or organising a dress down day at work, there are endless ways to be part of the team. Join Team Yorkshire and be part of something special. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

Cancer in Yorkshire

Our vision is that every single person in every community in and around Yorkshire has the very best chance of living a long and healthy life with, without and beyond cancer. By 2025 we want to ensure that at least 2,000 more people in the region survive cancer every year. Find out how we are doing this and how you can help.

  • Join Team Yorkshire and play your part in helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
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