Microbiome, inflammation and mutations: US researchers win £60M in Cancer Research UK grants to lead 'grand challenges'
Cancer Research UK is putting leading US researchers as the faces of its latest Grand Challenge — five-year research programs that each draw from £20 million ($25.9 million) in funding and an international group of scientists to tackle some of the biggest questions in cancer.
Selected from 134 applications in the second installment of the competition, the three projects will attempt to manipulate the microbiome to fight bowel cancer, explore the links between chronic inflammation and cancer, and understand why certain genetic mutations cause cancer in some tissues but not others.
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