Yorkshire as a region has the third-worst cancer outcomes in England.
Yorkshire Cancer Research exists to change this.
Cancer impacts people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Factors in Yorkshire such as rural isolation, poverty and behaviours such as smoking are all reasons why cancer disproportionately impacts people in the region.
The research we fund helps to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Our aim is that every year, at least 2000 more people survive cancer in our region.
Join us and help save lives in Yorkshire.
Cancer is caused by cell changes in our body and these cannot always be prevented. But it is possible to prevent some forms of cancer through healthier habits such as not smoking, eating a healthy diet and being more active. We aim to help people in Yorkshire live a healthier life.
But for many reasons, including environmental, social and economic factors, not everyone can make those changes by themselves. Alongside the Government and other agencies, we can help to make the world around us a healthier place to live.
Smoking causes more than 7 in 10 lung cancers in Yorkshire. We're committed to proactively helping people to live healthier lives, for instance through funding services to help people with tobacco addiction.
From our pioneering Leeds Lung Health Check to a major new physical activity programme in South Yorkshire designed to help people with cancer prepare for and recover from treatment, our research saves lives in Yorkshire.
4 in 10 cancers in Yorkshire are diagnosed at a late stage.
Almost 1 in 2 lung cancers are diagnosed at stage 4, which is the latest stage that cancer can be diagnosed.
Lung, breast, prostate and bowel are the most common cancers in Yorkshire.
They account for more than half of all cancers diagnosed in Yorkshire in 2018, and just under half of all cancer deaths in the region. This is why we focus our research on these four cancer types.
In some areas of Yorkshire:
• as few as 3 in 10 people complete their bowel screening
• 1 in 10 attend breast screening
• 2 in 10 attend cervical screening
We are working to encourage people across Yorkshire to take part in screening when they are invited, including working with the communities least likely to attend and most at risk.
Across Yorkshire and beyond, our network of researchers, cancer experts, volunteers and supporters are working together to save lives in this region.
Take action today and be part of it