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7 November 2022
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A global search for cancer's toughest challenges
Sheona Scales - Head of Research, Cancer Grand Challenges
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 until 28 November.   Here, Sheona Scales, Head of Research at Cancer Grand Challenges,…

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Today we launch Discover: a year of scientific creativity – our annual progress magazine showcasing the power of global team science.  Discover …
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From the team taking on our Cancer Causes challenge, a new integrated atlas of the stromal and epithelial interactions that drive cancers associated…

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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 new blog series, members of our Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee…
18 November 2020
Blog
With our first Cancer Grand Challenges blog, we reflect on the progress of the 7 teams tackling some of cancer’s toughest challenges.  It started in 2015, with 7 audacious challenges.   Since then, we’ve supported 7…
16 November 2020
Coverage
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
News
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