What we are funding

Explore some of the hundreds of research grants that World Cancer Research Fund has awarded. You can filter your search by cancer type, location, institution or researcher.

If you need help finding a grant, get in touch with the Research team: research@wcrf.org

  • By institution

  • By country

  • By cancer type / topic

  • Status

Your search produced the following results:

How many cancers are actually linked to obesity and physical activity?

Dagfinn Aune — Bjørknes University College

To date, there are 12 cancers linked to overweight and obesity and just three linked to not being physically active. Are there more cancers that are caused by excess weight and low levels of physical activity?

Status: Ongoing

Does eating ultra-processed food increase the risk of cancer?

Chris Millett — Imperial College London

Prof. Millett is investigating how eating ultra-processed foods (such as biscuits, crisps, and cakes) affects the risk of developing, and dying of, cancer

Status: Ongoing

Does following WCRF’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations work?

John Mathers — University of Newcastle

Investigating adherence to the WCRF/AICR Cancer Prevention Recommendations and Cancer Risk and Survival in the UK

Status: Ongoing

Vegetables, processed meat, or water: does it matter where we get our nitrate and nitrite from?

Anne Tjønneland — Danish Cancer Society Research Center

Investigating source-dependent nitrate and nitrite intake and risk of colorectal cancer, stomach cancer and bladder cancer

Status: Ongoing

Does a poor diet cause health problems for colorectal cancer survivors?

Simone Eussen — Maastricht University

This research aims to discover if quality of diet affects the health of colorectal cancer survivors, such as depression, fatigue, and anxiety, and if this effect is caused by metabolites from the diet

Status: Ongoing

Do diet and obesity increase the risk of bladder cancer?

Roger Milne — Cancer Council Victoria

Dr Milne and his team will use data from over 3.5 million people to determine if what we eat and how much we weigh affects our risk of developing bladder cancer

Status: Ongoing

Does liver cancer have an Achilles heel?

Raul Mendez — Institute for Research in Biomedicine

This research will look at liver cancer in a new way to establish what happens in cells when diet-induced liver damage leads to liver cancer

Status: Ongoing

Will following WCRF/AICR’s Recommendations lessen fatigue in colorectal cancer survivors?

Renate Winkels — Wageningen University and Research Centre

This randomised controlled trial aims to find out if healthier lifestyles can reduce fatigue associated with colorectal cancer treatment

Status: Ongoing

Why does obesity increase the risk of certain cancers in women?

Renee Fortner — German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

This systematic review will explore the biological mechanisms underpinning associations between adult body fatness and breast (postmenopausal), endometrial and ovarian cancer using the WCRF/University of Bristol Framework

Status: Ongoing

Vitamin D and skin cancer risk: an 11-year prospective study

Jolieke Van der Pols — Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Jolieke van der Pols’s results showed that even if vitamin D had an anti-skin cancer effect, this is not sufficiently strong to prevent skin cancer from occurring

Status: Completed