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
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.
for 95 years
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,
and investing in research
Each week in Yorkshire
are told they have cancer.
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
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
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
Smoking is the main lifestyle related risk factor causing 2 in 10 cancers. Yorkshire has the highest smoking rate in England.
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