Unleashing scientific creativity
Harnessing the power of discovery to tackle cancer's most complex challenges.
Driving progress through unprecedented collaboration
Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding initiative founded by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute. We set ambitious challenges, providing diverse, global teams with £20m to come together, think differently, with the aim to make the progress against cancer the world urgently needs.
Collaboration and community
Hear from members of our Cancer Grand Challenges community and how they're daring to think differently to drive progress against tough challenges
OPTIMISTICC's Wendy Garrett
Two years in: collaborating to advance our understanding of the microbiome
New thinking on the process of ageing
New findings challenge the current theory of ageing and age-related illnesses
The 2021 shortlist in numbers
A growing global community daring to think differently
The scientific committee
Committee members take a break from reviewing applications to discuss the power of uniting across geography and discipline
Insight & Impact
It’s a fascinating story that may lead to better treatments for head and neck cancer.