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Staff at Callcredit Raise £30,000

Staff at Leeds headquartered Callcredit Information Group have presented a cheque for £30,392 to Yorkshire Cancer Research following a year of fundraising.   The organisation held a series of office-based fundraising events, including themed bake sales in the canteen, sponsored slims and a Christmas raffle.   Employees also took part in a team skydive at 15,000ft and a 200 mile bike ride in Mallorca.   Rebecca Aberdein, Head of Talent […]

Cancer Inequalities in Hull to be Tackled with £4.9m Investment

Yorkshire Cancer Research has today (Wednesday, March 15) announced a £4.9m programme of research to tackle cancer inequalities in Hull.   The charity will work in partnership with the University of Hull, the Hull York Medical School and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to deliver a series of five-year research projects that will improve the experience of cancer patients and ensure more people in the city survive the […]

Partnership with Leeds Rhinos Foundation to Offer Support for Cancer Patients

Leeds Rhinos Foundation is set to provide a new rehabilitation programme in partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research to support cancer patients in Leeds.   The new programme, to be delivered at Xercise4Less North, will be available to patients at different stages of cancer treatment, offering free health and fitness coaching and advice to help them increase their physical activity and improve their confidence with the long term aim of assisting […]

Yorkshire Rows to Share Tales of Atlantic Adventure at Yorkshire Cancer Research Event

Hot on the heels of their recent book launch, the record-breaking Yorkshire Rows will share tales of their seafaring adventures at a special fundraising evening organised by Yorkshire Cancer Research’s Galtres Committee.   Supporters of the charity will have the opportunity to listen to a talk entitled ‘What’s Your Ocean?’ by Yorkshire mums Helen Butters, Frances Davies and Janette Benaddi, who, along with Niki Doeg, became the oldest all-female crew […]

Male Breast Cancer Discovery by Leeds Scientists Could Improve Treatment

Men with breast cancer could be treated more effectively following the identification of two key genes by scientists funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research.   Researchers led by Professor Valerie Speirs at the University of Leeds have found that the two genes – eIF4E and eIF5, which create proteins of the same name – are present at higher levels in male patients who are less likely to survive the disease.   […]

Bladder Cancer Clinical Trial to Help Patients Faced with Life-Changing Decision

Bladder cancer patients are often faced with a life-changing decision – to have their bladder removed completely or to undergo a three-year course of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment.   The two, very different options have never been compared directly to understand which might be the best choice for individual patients, so doctors are frequently unable to provide guidance on choosing one or the other.   This means patients are forced […]

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