We’re delighted to have reached anther fundraising milestone in 2016 - our £160k target to purchase a NanoKnife for patients at the cancer centre. We had the opportunity to thank our major donors last night when they attended a celebration event in Bexley Wing.

The NanoKnife offers an alternative treatment for tumours when surgery and radiotherapy are not possible. The Nanoknife is used to destroy inoperable tumours in the lungs, kidney, breast, prostate and pancreas. The revolutionary procedure uses special needles to fire electrical pulses into the cancer cell walls, destroying tumours. The treatment is non-invasive and patients experience few or no side effects and are able to leave hospital the next day.

Funding for the NanoKnife means we can continue to carry out life-saving procedures on a range of cancer patients. Dr Tze Wah, Consultant Interventional Radiologist leads the team in Leeds, which have already performed 27 life-saving procedures on patients with kidney, liver and pancreatic cancers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our donors and fundraisers for their support. Much of the money was raised through the YCC Ball and generous donations from Caravan Guard, Halifax; John Cotton Group, Mirfield; Wah Kwong Chinese Association; The Biswas Foundation and the John Hainsworth Bates Charitable Trust and Timothy Cavill.

Have a look at our Facebook page for more photos from a lovely evening in Bexley Wing Atrium.

A Revolutionary, Non-Invasive Technology

Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal launched a £160k appeal to fund a NanoKnife for patients at Leeds Cancer Centre.

A pioneering new cancer treatment for inoperable tumours in the lungs, kidney, liver, breast, prostate and pancreas is now available at Leeds Cancer Centre.

The NanoKnife system will greatly enhance patient care by offering an alternative in cases where invasive surgery is not possible.

Dr Tze Wah, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, specialising in Interventional Oncology, pioneer in IO with a national and international reputation, is leading the team who have already performed 16 procedures on patients with kidney, liver and more recently pancreatic cancers.

Dr Wah states: "The NanoKnife cancer treatment system is a new non-thermal ablative technology that gives a treatment option to those patients with cancers close to vital structures that are not suitable for conventional heat or cold-based technology. NanoKnife has the potential to prolong survival and provide a good quality of life."