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Unleashing scientific creativity

Introducing the diverse, global teams selected to compete for a share of £80m.

A growing global community

11 shortlisted teams imagining new ways to solve some of cancer’s toughest challenges.

A new era of discovery

Winning teams will each receive up to £20m to conduct team science on a global scale.

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Driving progress through unprecedented collaboration

Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding initiative founded by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute. We set ambitious challenges, providing diverse, global teams with £20m to come together, think differently, with the aim to make the progress against cancer the world urgently needs.

Collaboration and community

Hear from members of our Cancer Grand Challenges community and how they're daring to think differently to drive progress against tough challenges

OPTIMISTICC's Wendy Garrett
OPTIMISTICC's Wendy Garrett

Two years in: collaborating to advance our understanding of the microbiome

The scientific committee
The scientific committee

Committee members take a break from reviewing applications to discuss the power of uniting across geography and discipline

7 Questions With...Margaret Grayson
Margaret Grayson, advocacy panel chair

Advocate voices shaping research

Announcing the teams shortlisted for the Cancer Grand Challenges funding
“They’ve way surpassed my expectations”

The scientific committee’s excitement for this round of applications and shortlisted teams