Study funded by Sheffield runners could help cancer patients lead fuller lives

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Money raised at this year’s Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield will help to fund research into a new treatment for cancer patients.

Funds donated to the Jane Tomlinson appeal will enable scientists to examine whether a sports medicine technique could give cancer patients undergoing treatment a life-changing boost.

In her final few months, amateur athlete Jane was treated with ‘Kinesiology tape’ – the sort of strapping used by Olympic athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill.

The application of the tape in a specific way helped to lift Jane’s ribcage, giving her organs – which had swollen during her cancer treatments – more space to move. It reduced her pain levels and relieved pressure on her stomach.