Dare to think differently
Team science on a global scale
Uniting the world’s brightest minds against cancer’s toughest challenges
We will drive progress against cancer by empowering a global research community to come together, think differently and take on some of cancer’s toughest challenges.
Nine new challenges
We have announced nine of cancer's toughest challenges for the global research community to take on. Expressions of Interest are open until 22 June 2023, with international teams invited to apply for up to $25m in funding.
Harnessing the power of discovery
Cancer's toughest challenges
Cancer Grand Challenges supports a diverse, global research community to come together, think differently and take on some of cancer’s toughest challenges.
These are the obstacles that continue to impede progress and no one scientist, institution or country will be able to solve them alone. Through Cancer Grand Challenges, teams are provided with $25m awards and empowered to rise above traditional boundaries to ultimately change outcomes for people with cancer.
Here are the challenges we have funded so far.
Insight and impact
Announcing nine of cancer’s toughest challenges with up to $25m funding for global research teams
A new tool to probe mutational signatures – and the long-sought-after link between tobacco and bladder cancer
Our atlas is a remarkable technical achievement that shows the breadth and depth of what you can do when facilitated to work in this global, multidisciplinary way.