Yorkshire Cancer Research

Back to homepage

YCR 90 by Design Workshop stage IX copy copy

We are Yorkshire’s cancer charity, helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.

Funded entirely by our donors, we have supported vital projects across Yorkshire for 90 years.

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, such as social deprivation, our industrial past and lifestyle choices.

But there are also clear disparities in the availability of healthcare services and difficulties accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.

We are committed to working in partnership with researchers, scientists and clinicians, the NHS and other charities to make life-changing improvements to cancer outcomes in Yorkshire.

We aim to:

  • Be a leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region.
  • Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities.
  • Promote screening programmes and fund research to help detect and treat cancer at the earliest opportunity.
  • Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of a cancer patient’s journey.
  • Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services.

For more information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk.