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We’re asking scientists to tackle 9 of the toughest challenges in cancer research

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We’ve partnered with the National Cancer Institute in the US (NCI) to stimulate even more innovative research collaborations through Cancer Grand Challenges.

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The team of over 60 scientists investigating the age-old mystery of inflammation and cancer

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We spoke to 3 members of the global STORMing Cancer team about their work to solve the mystery of inflammation and cancer.

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Searching for novel connections in cancer metabolism

This entry is part 23 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our scientists have been hunting for patterns that could reveals clues about metabolism and cancer.

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Tracing the toxic fingerprint of a bacterium in our gut 

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our Grand Challenge scientists have discovered that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

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Why do certain faulty genes only cause cancer in some parts of the body?

This entry is part 21 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?

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Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

This entry is part 20 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

This entry is part 19 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

This entry is part 18 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer.

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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

This entry is part 17 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

This entry is part 16 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

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