Shift gears on cancer

This October, cycle 30, 60, or 100 miles and raise money to keep vital research and services going.

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Gifts in Wills

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and enduring ways you can help the people of Yorkshire survive cancer. Create your Will for free with Yorkshire Cancer Research. 

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Shop with us

Our shops in Northallerton and Knaresborough are now open, and you can also find a bargain in our eBay store. Every purchase helps to save lives in Yorkshire. 

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Covid-19 and cancer

Answers to key questions about cancer and COVID-19, including information about contacting your GP. 

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Yorkshire’s independent cancer charity

Every single person in every community in and around Yorkshire should have the very best chance of living a long and healthy life with, without and beyond cancer.

1 in 2

will get cancer
in their lifetime


What we're doing

Since 2015 we’ve been working towards our goal of 2,000 fewer people dying of cancer, every year in Yorkshire. We’re working in local communities, raising awareness of cancer symptoms, making sure people attend their screenings and investing in leading-edge cancer research.

the impact
of cancer

for 95 years

The results so far...

Our latest community health project has provided over 2,000 people with information and knowledge needed to live a healthier life, attend vital screenings and lower the overall risk of cancer. The breast cancer drug Tamoxifen and the ovarian and breast cancer drug Lynparza - developed with the help of our funding - have improved and extended the lives of millions of women around the world. 

Working in communities,

raising awareness
and investing in research

Worst mortality outcomes
Worse than average
Better than average
Best outcomes
Map is based on cancer deaths under the age of 75

Each week in Yorkshire

594 people

are told they have cancer.

Every week

270 Yorkshire Families

lose a loved one to cancer. That’s 14,000 people each year – more than the Leeds First Direct Arena can hold.

Survival rates for cancer are improving. This means more than

191,500 people

in Yorkshire are living with or have had cancer.

Cancer is related to many things such as our genes and age. But it’s also affected by

Lifestyle factors

which we can change.

Sometimes many members of the same family carry a faulty gene which means they can be at higher risk of certain types of cancer.

Yorkshire has a very diverse population. Some types of cancer are more common and survival rates lower, in disadvantaged communities.

4 in 10 cancers could be prevented by living a

Healthy lifestyle

Smoking is the main lifestyle related risk factor causing 2 in 10 cancers. Yorkshire has the highest smoking rate in England.

Help us take action today

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Fundraising Ideas

You don’t have to put on your trainers to raise cash – take a look at alternative ways to fundraise

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Marathons and Events

Full and half marathons, 10Ks, cycling and more

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