A couple of sixty-something women set off from Wetherby today on an 8,500 mile charity drive to Beijing.Read the full story ›
Cancer death rates have dropped in our region by more than a fifth over the last 20 years, experts have revealed today.
The new figures come as a local awareness and fundraising campaign - which includes this TV advert - is set to be launched by Cancer Research UK. Every year, almost 28,000 people are diagnosed with cancer across Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.
Today cancer can be beaten and as these new figures show, mortality rates from this much feared disease are dropping significantly as the fruits of research are producing more effective treatments with fewer side effects.
"But while we're heading in the right direction, too many lives are still being lost to the disease, highlighting how much more work there is to do. Our aim is that one day everyone will beat cancer and the more research we can fund, the sooner that day will come.
A worrying number of youngsters in Yorkshire and the Humber are taking up smoking. That's according to new figures by Cancer Research UK which show that 51 local children aged between 11-15, start the habit every day.
Each year, over 4000 people in the region are diagnosed with lung cancer and 3400 die from the disease. The charity is now calling on the Government to commit to plain cigarette packaging, in a bid to make smoking less attractive to children.
With the Race for Life season well underway, there were perfect conditions at the Knavesmire as hundreds of women joined in to walk, jog and run the five kilometre course. York Racecourse was a sea of pink for the day - all in aid of Cancer Research UK. Sally Simpson reports.
Cancer Research UK advice after Angelina Jolie revealed she has had a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer:Read the full story ›
Phil Purdy from Halifax has raised £120,000 so far by climbing Everest for Cancer Research UK. He battled treacherous conditions to scale the mountain on a day when nine other climbers lost their lives. He is hoping to raise £135,000.
Jane McDonald speaking to Calendar, just after starting this year's Wakefield Race for Life. Find out more about the event here.
Two young boys from West Yorkshire who became best friends while being treated for cancer at St James's hospital have been given Little Star awards for their bravery during treatment. Callum Sharp and Ben Merriman were invited to a party at London Zoo to receive their awards.