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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.

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Isoflavones and lignans in breast cancer among Chinese women

Winnie Yeo — The Chinese University of Hong Kong

With the fast-growing population of breast cancer survivors, the study will add to the limited data on the effects of dietary phytoestrogen on breast cancer outcomes

Status: Completed

Can diet reduce the side-effects of radiotherapy?

Caroline Henson — University of Manchester

Investigating the effect of pelvic radiotherapy on the intestinal microbiome and metabolome to improve the detection and management of gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity

Status: Ongoing

Is acrylamide carcinogenic?

Kim Smits — Maastricht University

This research will look at markers of dietary acrylamide in renal cancer (MODARC)

Status: Ongoing

Why does food increase or decrease the risk of colorectal cancer?

Konstantinos Tsilidis — Imperial College London

This research will aim to identify mechanistic pathways linking diet to colorectal cancer

Status: Ongoing

Will a balanced diet also save the planet?

Inge Huybrechts — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

This research will look at whether eating a wider variety of foods will lower the risk of cancer and improve the health of the environment

Status: Ongoing

Does the age you are obese matter?

Tanja Stocks Charles — Lund University

This research investigates obesity and prostate cancer mortality

Status: Ongoing

How does physical activity lower the risk of cancer?

Sarah Lewis — University of Bristol

Dr Sarah Lewis wants to understand how physical activity lowers the risk of some cancers, and will attempt to learn this by looking at how our genetics affect immunity, hormones, and metabolism, and likewise how these affect physical activity

Status: Ongoing

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

Dagfinn Aune — Imperial College London

At least 13 cancers are linked to overweight and obesity, and 3 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