Advisory panels

Grand Challenge Advisory Panels

Grand Challenge is overseen by two independent panels, featuring world renowned cancer researchers, clinicians, behavioural scientists and people affected by cancer.

Our two panels, the Grand Challenge Advisory Panel and Grand Challenge Patient Advisory Panel are responsible not only setting the challenges, but assessing all applications, shortlisting teams and ultimately deciding which teams will be successful in receiving the Grand Challenge award.

The terms of reference for the Grand Challenge Advisory Panel are available here.

Grand Challenge Patient Advisory Panel

At Cancer Research UK, we believe that research intended to benefit patients can be made even better by involving patients and their carers.

To bring this valuable perspective to Grand Challenge, we’ve recruited a group of people affected by cancer. Each have participated in workshops to help shape the scheme.

They will continue to input their ideas and advice during the whole Grand Challenge process.