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New Funding Announced to Tackle Lung and Bowel Cancer in Hull

Yorkshire Cancer Research has announced a £1m investment in new initiatives to tackle lung and bowel cancer in Hull.   The two projects are part of a £7m Yorkshire-wide research programme aimed at improving lung cancer outcomes and increasing early diagnosis in the region.   The announcement follows expert workshops held last year, which were attended by more than 100 influential and experienced researchers from across the UK who helped […]

Yorkshire Cancer Research Announces £7M Investment in Lung Cancer and Early Diagnosis

Yorkshire Cancer Research has today (Tuesday, 24 January 2017) announced a £7m investment in ground breaking initiatives that will improve lung cancer outcomes and increase early diagnosis in Yorkshire.   The announcement follows expert workshops held last year, which were attended by more than 100 influential and experienced leaders in early diagnosis, which is key to improving survival, and lung cancer, the region’s leading cause of premature death.   The […]

Bladder Cancer Survivor Leads Campaign to Raise Awareness Among Women

A bladder cancer survivor from Scholes, near Leeds, is leading a campaign to raise awareness of the disease among women.   Caroline Bryant, 51, was diagnosed with bladder cancer after noticing small amounts of blood in her urine.   She went to see her GP with her concerns, but says that if she hadn’t been persistent with her worries she may have been diagnosed at a much later stage and […]

Knaresborough Pubs Gear up for Boxing Day Tug of War

Two Knaresborough pubs are gearing up to hold the annual Great Knaresborough Tug of War on the banks of the River Nidd.   Now in its 49th year, the annual tradition takes place at Knaresborough Low Bridge on Boxing Day between 12pm-1.30pm   Attracting huge crowds every year, the event features a contest between two popular Knaresborough pubs – The Mother Shipton Inn and The Half Moon Free House. The […]

Father and Son Take on ‘Toughest Footrace on Earth’

A father and son from Reading are preparing to take on the world’s ultimate running challenge to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.   Gary and Matthew Cust will take part in the Marathon des Sables, known as the ‘toughest footrace on Earth’, in April 2017.   The pair will be required to run seven marathons – in excess of 170 miles – over six days across the Sahara Desert […]

A-SAFE Team Completes Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

A team of A-SAFE employees have donated £2,735 to Yorkshire Cancer Research after completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.   30 members of staff at the Elland-based company, which produces award-winning safety barriers, took on the gruelling 24-mile route.   The challenge involves climbing Yorkshire’s three highest peaks – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – in under 12 hours.   Lara Tarsuslugil, Exhibitions & Events Manager at A-SAFE, said: “We are […]

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