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New Interim Chief Executive

Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) today announced that its Chief Executive, Charles Rowett, has decided to leave and relocate back to Suffolk where he and his family lived for over 20 years before joining the Charity in 2012.   The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that until such time as a permanent replacement is found that Dr Kathryn Scott, the Director of Research and Innovation, will take over with […]

How Hull’s Shipbuilding Industry Cost Colin Russell his Health

Hull was once renowned for its thriving shipbuilding industry, which offered employment to thousands of men living in the area. But workers are now paying a heavy price for their toil.   Despite widespread knowledge of the dangers of asbestos, those who worked in the shipyards were continuously exposed to the hazardous material, and this has led to a steady increase in the number of people diagnosed with mesothelioma, a […]

Multiflight Donates £1,000

A charity cricket pledge by Multiflight has resulted in a cheque for £1,000 being presented to Yorkshire Cancer Research.   Multiflight’s Finance Director Miles Beecham was delighted to hand over the cheque to Stephanie Jones, Regional Fundraiser for West Yorkshire at the charity.   The company pledged to give £50 to Yorkshire Cancer Research for every century or five wicket haul Yorkshire County Cricket Club achieved in the County Championship […]

Speeding up Access to Innovative Treatments – the Accelerated Access Review

A report published by the government last week says that cancer patients could access new drugs up to four years faster if the NHS streamlined its processes.   The Accelerated Access Review recommends the creation of a new accelerated access partnership to speed up and simplify the process for getting the most promising new treatments and diagnostics safely from pre-clinical development to patients.   Evidence shows that the UK currently […]

Jackie’s breast cancer story

Jackie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, aged 51. This is her story:   “It was over a year ago now – around early 2015 – that I noticed a lump on my breast. I hadn’t felt it there before and it didn’t look right, so I thought I’d go to the doctors. You hear things all the time on the news about ‘if you notice a lump, get […]

Margaret’s breast cancer story

Margaret was a nurse for 40 years and is a former Mayor of Barnsley. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago, aged 44. This is her story:   It was just an ache, you know. Not what you would call a pain. And there was no lump. Just this persistent, nagging ache in my breast. I have always believed that we all know our own body better than […]

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