World Cancer Research Fund announces record grant funding

World Cancer Research Fund is delighted to announce its largest ever level of funding in its 30-year history with £4.4m in grants awarded to 19 new research projects.

15 November 2021

World Cancer Research Fund has awarded a record level of funding for research into how diet, nutrition and physical activity can prevent, or help people survive, cancer.

The 19 successful research projects will investigate a range of cancers and risk factors, including the effect of coffee, cow milk and sweetened beverages on cancer, as well as the effect of physical activity on cancer survivors.

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

We are delighted to be funding so many exciting research projects this year. These research projects will help further our knowledge of the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer prevention, and can make a real difference in preventing cancer and improving the lives of people living with cancer. – Dr Anna Diaz Font, Head of Research Funding at World Cancer Research Fund

The 19 new research grants are:

*Cancer Australia was established by the Australian government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and 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.