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Cancer Research UK readies for next year’s Cancer Grand Challenges call

Just over seven years ago, Cancer Research UK announced that it would be launching a grand challenges international funding scheme, which would offer successful teams more money, more time and more scope to get to grips with some of cancer research’s most intractable problems.

Since then, there have been three grand challenges funding calls, with 11 projects funded and more than 700 scientists involved. To give a further idea of the size of these projects, the four winning projects of the most recent call will receive a total of $100 million in funding.

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