In June 2017, Cancer Research UK opened the second round of their £20m Grand Challenge funding award. They set eight new Grand Challenges and invited multidisciplinary teams from across the world to suggest bold, novel approaches to tackle them.
After receiving 134 applications from across 41 countries, the CRUK panel have shortlisted 10 multidisciplinary, international teams, and we are proud to say that 3 of the teams are led by EACR members.
The teams will now use £30,000 seed funding to work up their applications for interview later this year.
Uncovering how obesity causes cancer. Lead: Dr Meritxell Huch (EACR member)
Unravelling how chronic inflammation causes cancer. Lead: Professor Rong Li
A new way to tackle inflammation-associated cancer. Lead: Professor Thea Tlsty
Looking out for cancer. Lead: Dr Trevor Esward and Professor Sara Faithfull
Mining medical records for early signs of cancer. Lead: Professor Henk van Weert
Eliminating sleeping cancer cells. Lead: Professor Peter Croucher
Eradicating tumours with personalised cancer vaccines. Lead: Professor Lindy Durrant (EACR member)
Dissecting the tissue specificity of cancer drivers. Lead: Professor Stephen Elledge
Working smarter, not harder: improving treatment combinations. Lead: Professor Jean-Pascal Machiels and Dr Anthony Kong (EACR member)
Bugs, guts & cells: beating gastrointestinal cancer. Lead: Professor Matthew Meyerson
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