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Current and former members of the Cancer Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel speaking at events and meetings.
As we look towards announcing our new teams on 6 March, we reflect with former members of the Cancer Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel on the role the panel plays in ensuring that the voice of people affected by cancer is represented in the…

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Last month we held our annual Future Leaders Conference in Lisbon. As well as being a time for early career researchers from across our funded teams…
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New findings from the Cancer Grand Challenges PRECISION team this Breast Cancer Awareness Month show that breast cancer development from DCIS is a…
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Today we’re announcing a major new €10m (£8.6m) partnership between Cancer Research UK and France’s Institut National Du Cancer (INCa) to help fund…
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Today, we are excited to reveal the 12 shortlisted teams who are in with a chance of securing up to $25m in Cancer Grand Challenges funding to make…

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Read the latest coverage of Cancer Grand Challenges.   “All these ‘challenges’ are actually very interesting and highly worthy of the attention of the cancer research community,” says Robert Weinberg, of the Whitehead…
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Research from the Cancer Grand Challenges Rosetta team has identified a potential metabolic weakness in cancer that could be amenable to treatment.   The findings, published in Cell, focused on exploring whether the…
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Up to 45% of bowel cancers carry a fault in the KRAS gene, detrimentally affecting how a patient will respond to treatment. New results from the OPTIMISTICC team suggest these poor outcomes may be due to the way faulty…
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Some carcinogens can cause cancer without directly damaging DNA: a new study from the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team challenges a long-held view on the early development of a tumour. For years, research has…
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The Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee is pleased to welcome two new members: Professor Jill P Mesirov (University of California San Diego School of Medicine) and Professor Barbara K Rimer (University of North…