Recently funded awards

This page lists the investigator-led programmes, projects and fellowships that we have recently supported through our response-mode grant funding schemes.

Select a funding committee to see what they have funded to date in 2022 (for Grant Award Letters issued up to November 2022):

June 2022

Clinical Trial Awards

Dr Mark Gaze, University College London    
LuDO-N: A dose intense phase II trial of 177-Lutettium DOTATATE molecular radiotherapy in children with primary refractory or relapsed high-risk neuroblastoma

June 2022

​​Programme Awards

New Programmes

Professor Simon Leedham, University of Oxford
Stem cells and adaptive molecular phenotype in colorectal cancer (STAMP-CRC)

Professor Stephen Tait, University of Glasgow
Understanding and targeting cell death oncogenicity

Professor Gareth Thomas & Dr Christopher Hanley, University of Southampton
Understanding cancer-associated fibroblast phenotype and function in head & neck cancer: targeting strategies to overcome immunotherapy resistance

Professor John Wood & Dr Shafaq Sikandar, University College London
Targeting Cancer Pain

Renewing Programmes

Professor David Barford, University of Cambridge
Molecular and cellular structural studies of chromosome segregation

Programme Foundation Awards

Dr Marco Gerlinger, Queen Mary, University of London
Improving immunotherapy efficacy and defining the tumour antigen landscape that is recognised by CD8 T-cells in microsatellite stable colorectal cancer

Dr Matthew Hoare, University of Cambridge
Recurrent somatic mutations in the cancerisation field effect of chronic liver disease

Multidisciplinary Project Awards

Dr Hugh Robinson & Dr Kevin O’Holleran, University of Cambridge
Revealing calcium channel function in neuroendocrine cancers by integrating electrophysiology and 3D super-resolution microscopy

Cancer Immunology Project Awards

Dr Leonie Unterholzner, Lancaster University
STING signalling as link between DNA damaging therapies and innate immunity in bladder cancer

May 2022

Early Detection and Diagnosis Programme Awards

Professor Fiona Walter, Queen Mary, University of London
CANDETECT: Accelerating detection of upper gastro-intestinal (UGI) cancers using a multi- cancer early detection platform in primary care

Early Detection and Diagnosis Project Awards

Professor Sam Janes, Dr Amy Webster and Professor Christina Thirlwell, University College London    
Epi-ASCENT: The epigenetic landscape of screen-detected lung cancers

Dr Rasha Abu-Eid, University of Aberdeen 
Integrating Raman spectroscopy and digital pathology as a novel tool for objective grading of oral epithelial dysplasia

Dr Floor Christie-de Jong and Professor Katie Robb, University of Sunderland    
Improving uptake of breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening among Muslim women: a feasibility study of a peer-led, faith-based intervention

Early Detection and Diagnosis Primer Awards

Dr Richard Hopkinson, University of Leicester
Detection of aldehyde cancer biomarkers by harnassing their carcinogenic reactivity

Dr Alexander Oldroyd, University of Manchester   
The MyoScreen Study - Investigating the Utility of Liquid Biopsy as a Method of Early Detection of Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy-Associated Cancer

Dr Francesco Boccellato, University of Oxford    
Early detection of gastric cancer by the identification of functional markers driving pre- malignant alterations of the tissue

Dr Lauren Ford, Imperial College London  

Dr James Flanagan, Imperial College London 
Combining diet and symptom management for earlier detection of cancer using transactional data

Dr Samantha Hiu Yan Ip, University of Cambridge    
Investigating transportability of cancer detection models across datasets and time using population-wide electronic health data    

Dr Jennifer Heaney, University of Birmingham  
Improving myeloma diagnosis using a simple rapid test

Dr Denitza Williams, Cardiff University  
Novel decision support intervention to support choice in cervical screening modality

Dr Qiang Wang, University of Edinburgh 
Towards in-vivo in-situ early lung cancer detection using fluorescence lifetime imaging endomicroscopy: a preliminary study on data-driven characterisation of lung cancer using label-free autofluorescence lifetime images on unstained lung cancer tissue

Dr Sarah Haywood-Small, Sheffield Hallam University
Vocs-box breathomics: early detection and diagnosis of mesothelioma

Dr Leonid Nikitenko, University of Hull    
EARLY DIAPAC: EARLY DIAgnosis of PAncreatic Cancer by combined proteomics and genomics testing of pancreatic cyst fluid
Dr Christopher Rowlands, Imperial College London 
Cancer Led Optical Ultrasound Detection    

Dr Christian von Wagner, University College London   
Development and evaluation of a chatbot to support informed choice in the UK Bowel Cancer Screening Programmes

Professor Ferdia Gallagher, University of Cambridge  
Early detection of structural and metabolic changes in small renal masses using advanced MRI to differentiate benign from malignant lesions

Dr Ardhendu Behera, Edge Hill University 
LungHealth AI: Using AI to improve early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer

May 2022

Project Grants

Dr Simon Lord and Professor Sarah Blagden, University of Oxford
Exploring metformin’s mechanisms of action in mTP53-driven cancers

Professor Shahid Khan and Professor Simon Rushbrook, Imperial College London
Asp-PSC: Effect of Aspirin on Reducing Cancer in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Dr Crawford Moodie, University of Stirling
The Adult Tobacco Policy Survey: Understanding how smokers and ex-smokers respond to tobacco control policies in the UK

Professor Nicholas Timpson and Dr Vanessa Tan, University of Bristol
Role of directly measured metabolic profile as an intermediate between adiposity and endometrial cancer: triangulation of evidence from independent sources

Programme Grants

Professor Claudia Allemani and Professor Michel Coleman, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Global surveillance of cancer survival (CONCORD-4): 20-year trends in survival from 22 adult cancers and all childhood cancers, for patients diagnosed during 2000-2019 or later

May 2022

Career Establishment Award

Dr Manavendra Pathania, University of Cambridge 
The role of partner mutations in histone-mutant paediatric glioma

Dr Oscar Rueda, University of Cambridge
A statistical dynamic system for breast cancer prognosis and patient monitoring

Senior Cancer Research Fellowship

Dr Sophie Acton, University College London
Harnessing the lymphoid tissue niche to boost anti-tumour immunity 

Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Dr Ehsan Ghorani, Imperial College London 
Deciphering mechanisms of immune dysfunction and immunotherapy sensitivity in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia 

Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Dr Jyoti Nangalia, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Deciphering timelines and trajectories to blood cancer 

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