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Bjorn Saven: “By supporting early career researchers to do their jobs really well, we can help move the world forward”

We speak with the industrialist, investor and Cancer Research UK supporter about his substantial donation to support our early career researchers… and why he changed his mind about cancer research.

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Predicting future breast cancer with precision

An international team of Cancer Grand Challenges scientists are conducting one biggest studies of its kind to try to predict who will develop invasive breast cancer.

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

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

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

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 

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?

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

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?

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

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

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