Beatson researchers featured in Cancer Grand Challenges’ annual celebration of scientific progress
Beatson Director Owen Sansom and postdoctoral fellow Arafath Najumudeen have been featured in Cancer Grand Challenges' annual progress magazine, Discover – a celebration of the advances against cancer that can be made when diverse, global teams come together and think differently.
The duo form part of the Cancer Grand Challenges Rosetta team, supported since 2017 and developing a map of cancer metabolism akin to Google Earth – zooming from the whole tumour right down into the individual molecules inside cells.
Earlier this year, Arafath, Owen and the team used their tumour mapping tools to identify a novel therapeutic target for colorectal cancer. Their discovery highlights the power of the team's 3D tumour-mapping platform, which could transform our understanding of cancer and pioneer more effective treatments.
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About Cancer Grand Challenges
Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding platform founded in 2020 by the two largest funders of cancer research in the world: Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute in the US.
Through a series of £20m awards, we support world-class, multidisciplinary teams of scientists to come together, think differently and find bold new solutions to some of cancer's toughest challenges.
Find out more: www.cancergrandchallenges.org