Cancer Research UK – Early Detection Awards

Published on: 22 Nov 2017, under Cancer

Have you got an idea that could help early cancer detection? You can now apply for CRUK’s Early Detection Project and Programme Awards.

In the UK, one in two of us get cancer at some point. Detecting cancer earlier is our best opportunity to save people’s lives. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have announced funding for early detection research via Project and Programme Awards aimed at both clinicians and non-clinical researchers based at UK institutions.

The Project Award offers up to £500K over 4 years  to fund “exceptional science to drive a transformational change in how and when early cancers and pre-cancerous states are detected”, and is aimed at researchers at any career stage.

The Programme Award, which is aimed at more established researchers, offers £2.5 million over 5 years to fund “long-term, integrated and renewable programmes of exceptional science to transform how and when early cancers and pre-cancerous states are detected.”

The deadline for the project award is 16th January 2018, and the deadline for the Programme Award is the 15th February 2018.

Learn more about the PROJECT AWARD and PROGRAMME AWARD on CRUK’s web site.

VOC Biomarkers for Early Detection

The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in breath, urine and other biofluids are directly linked to the body’s metabolism, environment and microbiome. Cancer changes cell metabolism, alterating the breakdown products of metabolic intermediates, which leads to changes in the profile of released VOCs at the earliest stages of the disease.

Measuring VOC biomarkers offers researchers and clinicians a powerful way that could be utilized to detect cancer earlier based on a patient’s own metabolism.

To learn more about the utility of VOC biomarkers in cancer early detection read our RESEARCH CASE STUDIES

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