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University Lecturer from Menston Diagnosed with Cancer Twice Shares Story to Raise Awareness

A university lecturer from Menston, near Ilkley, is helping Yorkshire Cancer Research raise awareness of cancer after being diagnosed with the disease twice in the past six years.   Peter Hogg, who teaches architecture at Huddersfield University, is hoping that by sharing his story he will encourage people to see their GP as soon as possible if they have any concerns about their health.   The 60-year-old was diagnosed with […]

Yorkshire Cancer Research Announces New Chief Executive

Yorkshire Cancer Research, the largest independent regional cancer charity in England, has today (Wednesday, 7 June) announced the appointment of Dr Kathryn Scott as its 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 […]

Bradford Council Colleagues to Tackle Leeds Half Marathon

A pair of Bradford Council colleagues are preparing to take on the Leeds Half Marathon to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.   John O’Hare and Michael Churley, who are both Local Government Officers at the council, were inspired to take part in the event by their colleague Rebecca Trueman, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.   John’s mum Carole passed away at the age of 66 last […]

Community Health Programme Expanded to Include Wakefield District Pharmacies

Yorkshire Cancer Research has expanded its new community health programme to include the Wakefield district.   The ‘Wise Up To Cancer’ programme, funded by a £160,000 investment by the charity and developed in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is aimed at improving cancer outcomes in the region.   The initiative was launched in Leeds earlier this year, where community organisation Barca-Leeds is carrying out health checks in community settings within […]

Skin cancer survivor from Sherburn-in-Elmet urges young people to be sun aware

A skin cancer survivor from Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Selby, is urging young people to look after their skin and get checked out if they notice any unusual changes.   Jennifer Morton, 21, is helping Yorkshire Cancer Research highlight the importance of staying safe in the sun as part of Sun Awareness Week, which takes place from May 8 to 14.   The charity has been running a Sun Awareness campaign since […]

Yorkshire Cancer Research Appoints Relationships Officer for West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Cancer Research has appointed a new Relationships Officer for the West Yorkshire region to drive support for the charity through community fundraising and engagement.   Darren Aldred, from the Middleton area of Leeds, will act as an ambassador for the cause, raising awareness of the charity’s 10-year strategy to save 2,000 more lives in Yorkshire every year by 2025.   As well as funding innovative research projects in the […]

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