About Yorkshire Cancer Research

Yorkshire Cancer Research is the largest independent cancer charity in England. With an ambitious goal of saving 2000 lives a year, it is an exciting time to be joining the charity. Every week in Yorkshire almost 600 people are told they have cancer, by working for Yorkshire Cancer Research you are helping to protect and save these lives.

It is a sad fact that more people have their lives cut short by cancer in Yorkshire than almost anywhere else in England. As Yorkshire’s independent cancer charity, we are dedicated to changing this by funding pioneering that has a direct impact on the lives of people here in the region. To do this, each year we fund £10 million of world-leading research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.  We fund cancer experts and world-leading researchers who pioneer early cancer diagnosis and discover new and better treatments for people with cancer. These life-giving medical breakthroughs lead to the very best chance of recovery for people in Yorkshire.

Thanks to our supporters, Yorkshire Cancer Research has funded £43 million in research since 2015 and funded 293 researchers in our region. Over 155,000 people have taken part in research funded by our charity and we have 62 active projects across Yorkshire. This vital work is helping to make a difference to the lives of people right across the region - here and now and for generations to come. 

Yorkshire is big, beautiful and diverse and, as an inclusive employer, our aim is that our workforce reflects the rich diversity of our region. We believe a diverse workforce is central to us achieving our strategic goal of saving more lives in our region. We offer equal opportunities regardless of race, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnerships. 

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