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16 December 2022
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Team science: 2022 highlights
It's been an incredible year of discoveries for Cancer Grand Challenges and we look forward to seeing what 2023 brings
Lorenzo de la Rica (@LdelaRica) is Research Portfolio Manager at Cancer Grand Challenges In 2022, we have seen our Cancer Grand Challenges (CGC) community grow, with four new teams receiving a total of $100m funding. The teams from all…

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1 December 2022
In 2017, the IMAXT team was awarded £20 million by Cancer Grand Challenges, funded by Cancer Research UK. Through the Cancer Grand Challenges…
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7 November 2022
We’re leading a global conversation to help shape our next round of funding, inviting the submission of ideas via our Online Ideas Portal from now…
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14 October 2022
How a suite of advanced machine learning algorithms is finding new cancer-causing patterns of DNA damage Cancer Grand Challenges researchers and…
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21 September 2022
Advocacy plays a major role in Cancer Grand Challenges. The team taking on our Solid Tumours in Children challenge includes six advocates,…

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Colorectal cancer incidence is increasing worldwide, particularly in people younger than 50 years, but the reason remains a mystery. In addition, the effectiveness of treatments inexplicably varies within the same…
25 July 2022
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Why are certain cancer genes broadly expressed throughout the body, yet they trigger cancer in only specific tissues? New findings from the team taking on our Tissue Specificity challenge suggest that the immune system…
25 July 2022
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Josephine Bunch reflects on a new way to map cancer.  In taking on our 3D Tumour Mapping challenge, the Cancer Grand Challenges Rosetta team has curated a suite of mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) techniques that can…
25 July 2022
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What can studying non-cancerous tissue from people with cancer teach us about a tumour? Dr Peter Campbell (Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK), co-investigator of the team taking on our Unusual Mutation Patterns challenge…
25 July 2022
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Common infection could be one driver of colorectal cancer rise in younger adults, according to findings from members of the team taking on our Microbiome challenge.   Data collected by researchers at the Johns Hopkins…
21 July 2022
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On 16 June 2022, we announced 4 new Cancer Grand Challenges teams taking on some of the toughest challenges in cancer research. Here, meet the NexTGen team receiving $25m to take on the Solid Tumors in Children…
15 July 2022
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On 16 June 2022, we announced four new Cancer Grand Challenges teams taking on some of the toughest challenges in cancer research. Here, meet the CANCAN team receiving $25m to take on the Cachexia challenge.  Many…
23 June 2022
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On 16 June 2022, we announced four new Cancer Grand Challenges teams taking on some of the toughest challenges in cancer research. Here, meet the PROMINENT team receiving $25m to take on the Normal Phenotypes challenge…
22 June 2022
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Today we announce the four new teams selected to each receive $25m Cancer Grand Challenges funding to take on some of the toughest challenges in cancer research.   Representing a total investment of $100m, these are…
16 June 2022