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Strategy and objectives

We are Yorkshire’s cancer charity.

We help people in and around Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
Our vision is that every single person in every community in and around Yorkshire has the very best chance of living a long and healthy life with, without and beyond cancer.
Our goal is to ensure that by 2025, at least 2,000 more people in the region survive cancer every year.
565 people are diagnosed with cancer every week in Yorkshire, and people in Yorkshire are more likely to get cancer, and more likely to die from it, than most other counties in England.
There are many reasons for this, including social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices. But there are also clear disparities in the availability of healthcare services and inequalities accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.
We have committed to investing £100m over the next 10 years to tackle the region’s biggest cancer problems.
We will work in partnership with researchers, scientists and clinicians, the NHS, Public Health bodies and other charities to make life-changing improvements to cancer outcomes in Yorkshire.
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We aim to:

  • Become one of the leading authorities on regional cancer-related issues so that people living in Yorkshire are amongst the best-informed in England.
  • Educate and influence better lifestyle decisions that will improve health, reduce the risk of cancer or support successful recovery from cancer.
  • Encourage the earliest possible diagnosis and increase uptake rates into national screening programmes, improve services and develop more effective techniques and practices.
  • Invest in research-led innovation at every stage of the cancer patient journey from first diagnosis through to treatment, clinical trials, palliative and end of life care.
  • Act as a catalyst for change to facilitate the delivery of better cancer services and significant increases in national research funding specifically to improve cancer outcomes in the region.

Download our full 2015 – 2025 strategy


Our Research Strategy

We provide funding for cancer research where it meets our strategic aims which are to:

  • Save lives or improve the quality of life through earlier diagnosis, prevention or better treatment of cancer.
  • Fund research that meets internationally accepted quality standards.
  • Give preference to funding research that is beneficial to the people of Yorkshire in particular and initiated or carried out in Yorkshire.
  • Work in partnership with the recipients of our funding to develop expertise and talent within Yorkshire.
  • Fund research that offers a clear and demonstrable path to positive clinical outcomes.
  • Give preference to proposals with the greatest chance of delivering their stated objectives.
  • Fund research that offers a clear and demonstrable path to positive clinical outcomes.
  • Fund research where there is confidence that the research team and organisation are committed to delivering the research objectives.
  • Work in partnership with the recipients of our funding to ensure the highest standards of governance, financial control and project management.

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