Abstracts call: Measuring cancer earlier

RSC / CRUK event - submit your abstracts by 13th January

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Two Research Associate Posts - Prostate Cancer Research, Dev Lab and Health Economist, CRMH

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Register for Early Detection Programme Annual Symposium

Monday 25th January 2021, 2pm

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Watch Rebecca Fitzgerald's talk: Catching cancer early - how long is a piece of string?

CBC on Virtual Tour Series: Rebecca Fitzgerald explains how the Cytosponge could detect oesophageal cancer earlier

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Abstracts call: Measuring cancer earlier

RSC / CRUK event - submit your abstracts by 13th January

Further details

We are hiring!

Two Research Associate Posts - Prostate Cancer Research, Dev Lab and Health Economist, CRMH

Find out more

Register for Early Detection Programme Annual Symposium

Monday 25th January 2021, 2pm

Find out more

Watch Rebecca Fitzgerald's talk: Catching cancer early - how long is a piece of string?

CBC on Virtual Tour Series: Rebecca Fitzgerald explains how the Cytosponge could detect oesophageal cancer earlier

Watch the talk

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Why early detection?

When cancer is found earlier it can be easier to treat successfully. Statistics from Cancer Research UK show that the ten-year survival rate for eight different types of cancer combined is more than three times higher if the disease is diagnosed at stage one or two, compared with survival rates when diagnosed at stage three or four.

About the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme

The highly multidisciplinary CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme engages world class researchers in projects to better understand the biology of the disease, to find it earlier and to reduce the number of deaths caused by cancer. In addition, the programme's social science researchers are exploring the broader implications (psychological, legal, economic etc.) of early detection and prevention strategies for the individual and society.