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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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Evaluating the protective effect of folate against lung cancer in a large European prospective study

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

Paul Brennan’s research team found that the blood concentrations of vitamin B6 and methionine were substantially lower in lung cancer cases than in controls

Status: Completed

Evaluating the effects of B and D vitamins in renal cell cancer in two large European prospective studies

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

Fruit and vegetable intake has been associated with reduced risk of renal cell cancer, as well as squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Status: Completed

Epigenetic events in cervical cancer: modulating effects of B vitamins and genotype

Hilary Powers — University of Sheffield

Hilary J Powers’s research supports the idea that folate might be important in protecting against cervical cancer, perhaps by influencing HPV infection

Status: Completed

The effect of physical activity on heart health in blood cancer patients

Erin Howden — Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Our objective is to determine the effectiveness of an individualised, physical activity intervention in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation

Status: Ongoing

Folic acid intake and breast cancer risk

Karen Lillycrop — University of Southampton

Karen Lillycrop’s research looked at the effect of the level and timing of folic acid supplementation during the lifecourse on the epigenetic regulation of cancer determining genes, and implications for genome stability and tissue differentiation

Status: Completed

Effect of folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation on DNA methylation

Ellen Kampman — Wageningen University and Research Centre

Ellen Kampman’s project showed that long-term supplementation with folic acid and vitamin B12 did not have pronounced effects on global or genome-wide DNA methylation in elderly subjects with mildly elevated homocysteine levels

Status: Completed

The ECHO trial: exercise during chemotherapy for ovarian cancer

Sandra Hayes — Queensland University of Technology

Sandra Hayes’s research study looks at ovarian cancer in Australia, and whether exercise during chemotherapy is an effective and cost-effective way to improve health outcomes

Status: Ongoing

Does following our Cancer Prevention Recommendations benefit bladder cancer survivors?

Alina Vrieling — Radboud University Medical Center

Adherence to WCRF/AICR’s lifestyle Recommendations in bladder cancer patients: associations with risk of recurrence and health-related quality of life

Status: Ongoing

Does exercise during treatment help patients survive cancer?

Jesper Christensen — Copenhagen University Hospital

This research project will look at the molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effect of preoperative exercise training in patients with gastro-oesophageal cancer

Status: Ongoing

Does being a vegetarian lower your risk of cancer?

Aurora Perez-Cornago — University of Oxford

We would expect that because vegetarians and vegans do not eat meat and have a higher intake of plant foods, people who follow these diets have a lower cancer risk

Status: Ongoing