New UK cancer strategy announced by UK Prime Minister

Focus on early detection is key, says PM.

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Job opportunity with Owlstone Medical

Clinical Site Co-Ordinator for PAN-cancer trial

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Early Detection Programme 4th Annual Symposium: Call for Abstracts

The Symposium will take place on Monday 28th January 2019. Abstracts are invited from PhD Students and Postdocs for oral / poster presentations.

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CRUK Cambridge Centre MRes+ PhD Studentships 2019

Applications now being accepted. Deadline 1st December 2018

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Meet with CRUK Cambridge Centre new SAB

Friday 19th October 2018, CRUK Cambridge Institute

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New UK cancer strategy announced by UK Prime Minister

Focus on early detection is key, says PM.

Find out more

Job opportunity with Owlstone Medical

Clinical Site Co-Ordinator for PAN-cancer trial

Find out more

Early Detection Programme 4th Annual Symposium: Call for Abstracts

The Symposium will take place on Monday 28th January 2019. Abstracts are invited from PhD Students and Postdocs for oral / poster presentations.

Info and submit an abstract

CRUK Cambridge Centre MRes+ PhD Studentships 2019

Applications now being accepted. Deadline 1st December 2018

Find out more

Meet with CRUK Cambridge Centre new SAB

Friday 19th October 2018, CRUK Cambridge Institute

Find out more

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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.