2018 Research Grant Call

2018 Grant Call for research into childhood and young person cancer causes and prevention.

9 projects were awarded grants totalling £2,554,392

Children with Cancer UK invited proposals for research projects that addressed causal and promotional factors and possible preventative actions relating to the risk of cancer in children and young persons.

The deadline for preliminary proposals passed on 25th January 2019. We received a total of 34 preliminary proposals for 2018 Grant Call for research into childhood and young person cancer causes and prevention.
Following initial triage by our Scientific Advisory Panel, 9 applicants were invited to submit full proposals, which were assessed by external peer review.

Our Scientific Advisory Panel for this grant call met on Thursday 18th July 2019 to review these applications. Present at the meeting were Mr Alasdair Philips, Professor Denis Henshaw, Dr Kurt Straif and Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram, Chaired by Professor Geoff Pilkington.

Important Dates & Times

    Awards announced

  • 16/09/2019

The following 9 projects were awarded grants, totalling £2,554,392

Principal investigator Host institutionGrant title


Professor Dudley ShallcrossUniversity of Bristol    Assessment of potential health impacts from transplacental exposure to carcinogenic air pollutants  £349,833
Professor John WrightBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  Does maternal ambient air exposure to traffic-related particulate matter induce carcinogenic responses in the foetus?  £350,000
Dr Eva Steliarova-FoucherInternational Agency for Research on CancerCancer risk in childhood cancer survivors (CRICCS): understanding the causes to target prevention£349,400
Dr Fiorella BelpoggiCesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, Ramazzini Institute  Early exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields and cancer: complete evaluation of the Ramazzini Institute long-term carcinogenicity bioassays on Sprague-Dawley rats  £180,060
Professor Marco Vinceti  University of Modena and Reggio Emilia  Motorized Traffic and Risk of Childhood Leukaemia£222,500
Dr Michael ScheurerBaylor College of MedicineTiming and Duration of Breastfeeding and Childhood Brain Tumor Risk£332,838
Dr Xiaomei MaYale University  Interaction between ionising radiation and genetic susceptibility in the aetiology of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia  $158,870.40
Professor Thomas SeyfriedTrustees of Boston College  Investigating metabolic mechanisms driving childhood brain cancer  $451,891.70
Professor Catherine MetayerThe Regents of the University of CaliforniaFolate metabolism and risk of childhood leukaemia: a biomarker study$391,648  
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