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.

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How does physical activity reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Brigid Lynch — Cancer Council Victoria

Brigid Lynch’s review will produce the most comprehensive summaries to date of key biological pathways linking physical activity with breast cancer risk

Status: Ongoing

Height and cancer risk: energy restriction and genetic variation

Matty Weijenberg — Maastricht University

Matty Weijenberg’s research shed light on variation hormonal factors, growth factors, and energy metabolism that may underlie the link between height and cancer

Status: Completed

The effect of food and drink on oesophageal cancer risk in east Africa

Valerie McCormack — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Valerie McCormack’s (far right, with research team) study is on dietary factors in the African oesophageal cancer corridor

Status: Ongoing

Folic acid, epigenetic regulation of BRCA genes and DNA repair

Graham Burdge — University of Southampton

Graham Burdge’s research study is an important step forward in being able to help nutritionists devise dietary recommendations for folic acid intake to the general population and to those at risk of cancers

Status: Completed

Identifying which nutrients may cause or protect against prostate cancer

Sarah Lewis — University of Bristol

Sarah Lewis’s team hypothesise that folate, vitamin B12, and iron may increase prostate cancer risk or progression, and that selenium, vitamin D, vitamin E and lycopene may protect against prostate cancer risk or progression

Status: Ongoing

How exercise affects cancer survivors with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

David Goldstein — UNSW Sydney

Research by David Goldstein and colleagues at the Prince of Wales Clinical School will help us understand the potential impacts of chemotherapy-related side-effects on long-term quality of life in cancer survivors

Status: Ongoing

Exercise and ibuprofen during chemotherapy: can it help?

Tora Solheim — Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The positive effect of our feasibility trial provides grounds that cachexia (wasting) does not need to be an inevitable consequence of advanced cancer

Status: Ongoing

Is exercise helpful after oesophageal cancer surgery?

Anne May — University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU)

The proposed study will look at whether exercise training positively affects health-related quality of life, recurrence and overall survival

Status: Ongoing

An examination of the methods for assessing preventability of cancer

Edward Giovannucci — Harvard School of Public Health

Edward Giovannucci at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health is researching the different ways in which the proportion of potentially preventable cancers is estimated

Status: Ongoing

Folate status, HPV persistence and cervical cancer risk

Hilary Powers — University of Sheffield

Hilary J Powers’s research found that a higher concentration of folate in cervical cells, and a chemical change in an important cancer gene, DAPK, are predictors of HPV persistence

Status: Completed