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15 April 2021
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By distinguishing between people with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who will develop invasive breast cancer and those who won’t, the Cancer Grand Challenges PRECISION team could spare thousands of women around the world unnecessary…

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13 April 2021
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…
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31 March 2021
Findings from the OPTIMISTICC team point towards a global microbiome signature for colorectal cancer that could help improve the way we detect the…
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30 March 2021
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…
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30 March 2021
We recently held a webinar with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) providing an overview of the Cancer Grand Challenges partnership…

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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…
13 November 2020
News
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…
29 October 2020
News
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…
20 October 2020
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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…
13 October 2020
People
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…
11 October 2020