Early Detection Researchers in COVID-19 response

Early Detection researchers step up to the challenge of COVID-19 response work

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Cambridge Researchers have been awarded ACED funding

Members of the Early Detection Programme have been awarded ACED funding to carry out research projects in collaboration with researchers from the other ACED Centres.

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ACED Summer School 2020 goes ahead online

Due to travel restrictions and the unanticipated difficulties associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the second annual International ACED Summer School will be a virtual conference.

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Early Detection Researchers in COVID-19 response

Early Detection researchers step up to the challenge of COVID-19 response work

Read more

Cambridge Researchers have been awarded ACED funding

Members of the Early Detection Programme have been awarded ACED funding to carry out research projects in collaboration with researchers from the other ACED Centres.

Read more

ACED Summer School 2020 goes ahead online

Due to travel restrictions and the unanticipated difficulties associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the second annual International ACED Summer School will be a virtual conference.

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.