Successful applicant case studies

Hear from a selection of our researchers about their research, their career paths, and their experience of applying for funding and of being a part of the CRUK research community.

In addition to discovering more about the breadth of research that we fund across cancer research fields, and the depth of support that we provide to enable investigators to develop their independent research groups, you'll find advice from successful applicants on the application process.

Featured case studies

PRIME time: how team science is bringing liquid biopsies into the clinic for prostate cancer

We talked to Professor Francesca Demichelis about assembling an international, multidisciplinary team to change the treatment landscape for the most common type of cancer in men.

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Serena Nik-Zainal: Choosing a CRUK Fellowship

We awarded Serena an Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship to decipher the mutational signatures that occur in cancer cells. Here she explains why she chose CRUK to further her career.

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Creating a genomic map of the immune response

Immunologist Dr Sarah Teichmann and cancer researcher Dr Jacqui Shields are combining expertise to create a map of the immune response against cancer using single cell genomics.

Microbubbles used to encapsulate and deliver anti-cancer drugs viewed using fluorescent microscopy. Courtesy of Eleanor Stride.

Bubbles, ultrasound and radiotherapy: creating a new approach to drug delivery

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford are sharing their respective expertise to unlock exciting new approaches in chemotherapy and radiotherapy.