A warm welcome to our new research fellows

A new arrival is an exciting time for any family. But rather than the patter of tiny feet, we’re welcoming the fully-grown footsteps of our latest additions.

We’ve just welcomed 16 new doctors and lab scientists into our family of outstanding researchers. These pioneering newcomers are on the early rungs of their scientific careers, and we can’t wait to see the exceptional contributions they’ll be making to their fields in the coming years.

The hunt for these bright young minds began last year, when we received over 120 funding applications to review. After much deliberation, our expert panel settled on the final 16 this month.

Between them they’re tackling some big scientific questions, like finding potential new routes to tackle brain tumours and pancreatic cancer, harnessing the power of the immune system against cancer, and how different populations of cells change during disease progression and treatment.

If you want to find out a little bit more about who they are and what they’ll be getting up to, watch the slideshow below.

Investing in new recruits brings with it a flow of fresh new ideas and approaches. It ensures we’re funding the brightest, most talented scientists and supporting cancer research for the future.

And our new arrivals are dedicated to help us accelerate progress against cancer, bringing hope to the hundreds of thousands of cancer patients in the UK. To meet this incredible challenge, we’ve invested around £20m in funding to support their work.

We’d like to welcome them to Cancer Research UK and wish them success in their research –we’re sure we’ll be bringing you news of their achievements soon.