Anne Li Feburary 25th, 2017
There was excitement in the air as 10 of the world’s leading scientists deliberated on their decision. After months of hard work and sleepless nights, they were selecting the first winners of our Grand Challenge awards. “We were almost pinching ourselves when we read the winning teams’ applications”, explains Dr Rick Klausner, chair of the Grand Challenge Advisory Board. “They were among the most exciting I’ve ever read, and I’ve been reading and reviewing funding applications for almost 40 years!” Originally, the plan was to fund 1 team. But the quality of the shortlisted teams led the panel to recommend we fund 4, which Cancer Research UK is announcing today.
See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/02/10/3-of-the-toughest-questions-in-cancer-and-more-than-70-million-to-solve-them/