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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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Metabolomic profiling and colorectal cancer risk

Marc Gunter — Imperial College London

Dr Marc Gunter’s study provides new insights into metabolic pathways that may play a role in colon cancer development

Status: Completed

Mechanisms underlying how body fatness affects postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Dallas English — Cancer Council Victoria

We aim to measure sex hormones, indicators of resistance to insulin and indicators of inflammation in stored blood samples to see whether these markers predict women’s risk of breast cancer

Status: Ongoing

Caffeine in pregnancy and leukaemia risk

Marcus Cooke — University of Leicester

This research discovered issues in the technique used to take blood samples and test them for DNA damage. This led to the researchers developing a better method that may also be suitable for older blood samples that have been archived

Status: Completed

How effective is school-based obesity prevention?

Manfred Müller — Christian-Albrechts-University

Manfred James Müller’s research in Kiel, Germany, suggests that school-based health promotion has some favourable and sustained effects

Status: Completed

Lifetime overweight and obesity: impact on cancer survival

Isabelle Soerjomataram — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Isabelle Soerjomataram and her team discovered that being overweight and obese for a longer period during adulthood has an impact on getting cancer and also on surviving after a cancer diagnosis

Status: Completed

Investigating major risk factors of oesophageal cancer in north-eastern Iran

Paul Brennan — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Paul Brennan’s research study will help us understand more about this cancer type and help clarify whether poor diet and hot beverage consumption are likely to be important risk factors

Status: Ongoing

The role of diet in the timing of puberty

Anja Kroke — University of Bonn

Anja Kroke’s project identified modifiable growth and dietary factors that may increase or decrease a child’s risk of beginning puberty early

Status: Completed

Inflammation factors and endometrial cancer: a prospective study

Rudolf Kaaks — German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Rudolf Kaaks’s data support the hypothesis that inflammation factors play an additional role in endometrial carcinogenesis

Status: Completed

The impact of obesity and insulin on cancer risk

Paul Brennan — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Paul Brennan’s research will assess the role of obesity and insulin across multiple cancers using Mendelian randomisation

Status: Ongoing

Identifying the influence of the microbiome and metabolome on the normal and malignant murine intestinal stem cell

Julian Marchesi — Cardiff University

Julian Marchesi’s research revealed that a diet high in fibre (in particular black raspberries) can reduce the number of cancer stem cells in an early bowel cancer tumour

Status: Completed