WCRF announces new research grants for 2022

World Cancer Research Fund has awarded grants to 19 new research projects for 2022

8 November 2022

This year’s grant programme has awarded a record total of £5.1 million in funding for its vital research into how diet, nutrition and physical activity can prevent cancer, as well as help people survive cancer.

The 19 successful research projects will be looking into a range of cancers and risk factors, including the impact of body weight on bladder cancer outcome, the role of maternal folate in childhood leukemia as well as investigating physical activity and dietary support for people living beyond a breast cancer diagnosis.

World Cancer Research Fund has partnered with Cancer Australia in co-funding 3 research projects based in Australia, which investigate the role of diet, nutrition and physical activity in primary cancer prevention and survivorship research.

The newly awarded grants – funded by the WCRF network’s UK and Netherlands affiliates, World Cancer Research Fund and Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds – are:

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), £613,000
A single grant was awarded to AICR, our network affiliate, to support the funding of grants managed through our grant programme in the Americas and covering a variety of research projects.

*Cancer Australia was established by the Australian government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, as well as their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer, by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.