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.
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.
OPTIMISTICC's Wendy Garrett
Two years in: collaborating to advance our understanding of the microbiome
The scientific committee
Committee members take a break from reviewing applications to discuss the power of uniting across geography and discipline
Margaret Grayson, advocacy panel chair
Advocate voices shaping research
“They’ve way surpassed my expectations”
The scientific committee’s excitement for this round of applications and shortlisted teams
Insight & Impact
It’s a fascinating story that may lead us to the prevention of colorectal cancer