That’s why we invest in research to reduce the risk to you and those you love of developing cancer. We can stop some cancers before they happen by focusing on people at high risk and on particularly prevalent cancers. We are working in local communities to make these vital services accessible to everyone and sharing practical ways of taking good care of your health.
Cancer type: Lung
More people die of lung cancer in the UK than any other cancer. Sadly, that's especially true in Yorkshire where lung cancer is the single biggest cause of early death. We're determined to change this by funding research that will help people stop smoking so they can live longer, healthier lives.Learn more
Cancer type: Breast
Many people who have been successfully treated for cancer live with the daily fear of it returning. We’re working with women across Yorkshire and the North East who have, or have had, breast cancer. We are finding out what type of diet and exercise programme works best for them. We’ll then test this with the aim of helping others eat healthier, lose weight and be more active to reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back.
Cancer type: Lung
Smoking is Yorkshire’s leading cause of preventable cancer. The best thing that a smoker can do for their health is to quit completely and for good. We are helping smokers do this using vaping products, the most popular stop smoking aid in England. Vaping is far less harmful than smoking and switching completely can improve health substantially, compared to continuing to smoke.
We ensure that the stop smoking services that we fund in the region give smokers the option of choosing to quit using a vaping product. We also make sure that smokers are given accurate and balanced information about vaping products to allow them to make a decision that is right for them.