Cancer Research UK’s new investment in paediatric cancer research

At this year’s Spring meeting, we had Sheona Scales from Cancer Research UK come to discuss with meeting attendees about their funding schemes. They have recently got in touch with us to follow up on the feedback they received. 

It has been a couple of months since Cancer Research UK attended the BSDB spring meeting. I would like to say thank you to you for your input and suggestions at the meeting, it has been vital in shaping our work.
I’m delighted to let you know that we’re increasing our investment in paediatric cancer research to drive progress in this field, by launching two new significant funding calls. We would like to invite applications from researchers from all disciplines, including developmental biology, to apply their knowledge and expertise to paediatric cancers:
Children and Young People’s Innovation Cancer Awards
We’re looking for innovative approaches that will transform our understanding of paediatric tumour biology and develop new ways to treat, detect and prevent paediatric cancer.
Areas of focus may include the basis of tumour initiation and progression, discovery of novel biomarkers, and development of more effective and less toxic therapies to improve quality of life.  
Eligibility: Any discipline, from early career to established researcher.
Funding up to £1m for up to 3 years
Expression of interest deadline: 6 December 2019
Apply here
Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research UK Paediatric New Discoveries Challenge 
Together with Stand Up To Cancer, we’re welcoming applications from multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, trans-Atlantic teams that want to pursue a step change in understanding the drivers of paediatric cancers and develop novel or repurposed medicines, treatment strategies or technologies. 
With a clear line of sight to the clinic, these projects will have the potential to significantly impact paediatric cancer patients, including teenagers and young adults. Further funding will be available to support translational or clinical studies for  the most promising research.
Eligibility: teams must be led by at least one researcher from a US institution and one from a UK institution. 
Funding up to £1m for 2 years
Expression of interest deadline: 6 December 2019
Apply here

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