Our aims and objectives

How we tackle cancer in Yorkshire

Analyse Yorkshire cancer data

By understanding the data on cancer in Yorkshire we can pinpoint which types each area predominately suffers from and why.

Identify areas of need

This allows us to correctly target different areas, reducing inequalities by lowering the risk of developing cancer, improving early diagnosis and raising the quality of treatment.

Fund research

We work in partnership with researchers, scientists and clinicians, the NHS, Public Health England and other health organisations and charities to make life-changing improvements.

Test solutions

Testing solutions allows us to continue funding research and initiatives which produce the best clinical outcomes across our region.

Make change happen

We’re committed to investing £100m over the next 10 years to tackle Yorkshire’s biggest cancer problems.

Measure impact

By measuring the impact of every initiative we can ensure that we’re helping to create the best outcomes possible.


Our aims

  • Become a leading authority on regional cancer-related issues so that Yorkshire people are amongst the best-informed in England.

  • Educate and influence lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of cancer or support recovery from it. 

  • Encourage the earliest diagnosis possible, increase screening rates, improve services and develop more effective techniques and practices.

  • Invest in research-led innovation at every stage of cancer from diagnosis through to treatment, clinical trials, palliative and end of life care.

  • Help deliver better cancer services and significantly increase national research funding specifically to improve cancer outcomes in our region.