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What we do

Together we’re changing Yorkshire’s cancer story, for good

Yorkshire Cancer Research exists so that more people in our region can live longer healthier lives, free of cancer. Thanks to the kindness of supporters, our independent charity has been funding research and saving lives since 1925. 

Funding life-giving research and pioneering new cancer services

The charity funds researchers and cancer experts who pioneer early diagnosis and discover new and better treatments for people with cancer. These life-giving medical breakthroughs are helping more people to survive cancer - in Yorkshire, and beyond.

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The team from the Leeds Lung Health Check, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, standing outside the mobile lung screening unit

Bringing vital cancer research and expertise to Yorkshire

Yorkshire represents nearly 8% of the UK’s population but receives only 3% of medical research funding. This means fewer people can benefit from the opportunity to trial innovative new treatments. Our funding helps attract talented cancer researchers and experts to our region, for the benefit of everyone living in Yorkshire.

Pathologist looking at scan results on a large digital screening to understand the extend of the bowel cancer prior to surgery

Giving Yorkshire a voice on key cancer issues

Over 5 million people live in Yorkshire – more than in Wales or Northern Ireland and around the same population as Scotland. We believe everyone should have access to the best possible treatment for cancer. Sadly, that is not always the case in Yorkshire. We help give Yorkshire a voice so the needs of people in the region are understood and considered by national decision-makers.

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