News & Insight

29 July 2021
News
IMAXT’s Nic Walton: uniting across disciplines to share learnings in data science
data workshop
On the surface, astronomy has little overlap with bioinformatics, mutational analysis and other areas of cancer biology. But, as described by IMAXT’s Nic Walton, an astronomer based at the University of Cambridge, there’s much to learn…

Latest

Video
22 July 2021
Sir Mike Stratton, based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK, leads the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team. Mutographs unites…
News
13 July 2021
Earlier this year, COSMIC - the world's largest and most comprehensive resource for exploring somatic mutations in cancer - celebrated the curation…
Video
30 June 2021
Johanna Joyce is co-investigator of the Cancer Grand Challenges IMAXT team, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.   We caught up with Johanna to learn how…
Video
21 June 2021
Nearly 170 diverse, global teams submitted bold ideas outlining how they would solve some of cancer’s toughest challenges. Today, we reveal the 11…

Latest tweet

Have you watched our latest interview with Professor Sir Mike Stratton @sangerinstitute? He discusses more on how o… https://t.co/CnodEWaGxf Mon Jul 26 10:00:33 +0000 2021

News and insight archive

Format
Choose
Team
Choose
Tags
Choose
Video
Look inside the IMAXT team’s virtual reality lab, ahead of its release later this year, as the team calls for volunteers to help test the software.   A core component of the Cancer Grand Challenges IMAXT programme,…
13 April 2021
News
Findings from the OPTIMISTICC team point towards a global microbiome signature for colorectal cancer that could help improve the way we detect the disease. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world…
31 March 2021
Blog
In October, we posed 9 new challenges to the research community, each with the potential to change the way we think about cancer. Through our blog series, members of our Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee…
30 March 2021
Video
We recently held a webinar with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) providing an overview of the Cancer Grand Challenges partnership between Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institute. …
30 March 2021
News
New findings from the Cancer Grand Challenges PRECISION team suggest adipocyte size and COX2 expression could help to identify which people with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are at high-risk of developing invasive…
22 March 2021
Blog
Patient advocate Candace Henley and physician-scientist Kimmie Ng are members of the Cancer Grand Challenges OPTIMISTICC team. Together they have helped to set up the programme's flagship study, MICROCOSM.  An…
11 March 2021
News
Amy Schade joined Karen Cichowski’s lab (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School) as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2019. Karen is Amy’s mentor, and both are part of the Cancer Grand Challenges…
10 March 2021
Blog
Flaminia Grimaldi, Sara Vogl and Laura Kütt are members of the IMAXT team, working on Theia, an immersive interface to interact with 3D tumours in VR. Their broad range of expertise – a VR artist, a designer and an…
9 March 2021
Blog
Michele Cleary is CEO of The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research, co-funders of the Cancer Grand Challenges SPECIFICANCER team. For International Women’s Day 2021 and our Cancer Grand Challenges Women's Week series, we…
8 March 2021