Funding research that saves lives in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charity dedicated to funding research so that people in Yorkshire can live longer, healthier lives. 

Every week in Yorkshire, 560 people are diagnosed with cancer. People in Yorkshire are also more likely to get cancer, and more likely to die from it, than most other counties in England.

Yorkshire Cancer Research want to change this. Our goal is that by 2025, at least 2,000 more people in our region survive cancer every year.

To do this, the charity is funding £10 million of world-leading research and services each year to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. 

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Yorkshire Cancer Research: Prevent, diagnose and treat cancer

Yorkshire Cancer Research and QUIT

It is estimated that nearly 1,300 cancers diagnosed in South Yorkshire every year are caused by smoking. 

Yorkshire Cancer Research is providing £1.8m to support the QUIT Programme which will fund 45 specialist tobacco treatment advisors. They will be based in every hospital across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to give patients and staff the support they need to stop smoking for good.