Leicester Scientists Win AICR Funding for Cancer Investigation
scientist and an oncologist from Leicester have won funding from leading
Scottish cancer research charity, Association for International Cancer Research,
to investigate possible cures and treatments that will hopefully lead to new
cancer-preventive drugs. The
funding is part of a £3.8 million cancer research package awarded this month by
Andy Gescher and Will Steward, of the University of Leicester have won a three
year funding package of £107,349 for their study into the anti-cancer role of
the yellow curry constituent, curcumin, in a pilot trial in cancer patients.
Working in collaboration with Professor Steward, Professor Gesher was awarded
funding for his scientific excellence, after his research beat off fierce
competition from the international scientific community.
Based in St Andrews, Scotland, AICR has announced the £3.8 million cancer research funding package will be split among 38 cancer scientists around the world.
Professor Will Steward
Napier, AICR’s chief executive said: “AICR’s
efforts in funding scientific research into the causes of cancer are just one
small part of the overall-funding picture. Scientific research is supported by
cancer charities throughout the UK, and it is true to say that without them
progress in treating the disease would be almost non-existent. Competition for
our grants is fierce and the projects that win AICR grants represent the cream
of the crop in international scientific research into cancer.”
is a leading fund provider of high quality scientific research into the causes
of cancer – a disease that will affect one in three people in the UK.
The cancer charity is unique in that it is the only UK body which funds
research into any area of cancer and in any country in the world.
is also one of the few remaining funding bodies offering three-year project
grants to which researchers may apply.
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