Monday 9th May 2022

THOUSANDS of people living in East Yorkshire will be invited to take part in world-leading research following £2.6 million in funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research. Two new studies will test pioneering approaches to cancer prevention and treatment as part of the charity’s aim to save 2,000 lives each year in the region.

A £1.5 million study, led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will focus on the prevention of cervical cancer in older women. More than 5000 women aged between 65 and 79 will be offered an at-home urine test to find out if they carry a virus called HPV, which is linked to nearly all cases of cervical cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research has also announced funding for a £1.1 million clinical trial, which will test the benefits of personalised, home-based exercise programmes for people with lung, breast or bowel cancer.

A RECORD number of runners took part in yesterday’s Beverley 10K road race, organised by Beverley Athletic Club. Oliver Newton, of Thames Valley Harriers, was first home in 31 minutes 50 seconds, closely followed by Timmy Davies, of Leeds Athletic Club, who crossed the finish line nine seconds later.

Ready for the off: Runners line-up for the start of the Beverley 10K

Robert Sparkes was the first Beverley AC runner to complete the course in 32 minutes 31 seconds, finishing seventh, while Della Hatfield, of City of Hull AC, was the first woman home in 26th place with a time of 35 minutes and 49 seconds.

There’s full photographic coverage of the event on the Beverley FM Facebook page.