Early Detection breakfast meetings

Our next virtual breakfast meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th August and will be opened by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald.

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We're hiring!

Exciting opportunity to join the ACED team as a Research Nurse

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NCRI Virtual Showcase: Abstract submission open

Early detection will be a highlighted topic. Abstract deadline: September 13, 2020

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Promotion for early detection researchers

We are delighted to announce that multiple early detection researchers will be promoted to Reader or Professor from October.

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Early Detection Researchers in COVID-19 response

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

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Early Detection breakfast meetings

Our next virtual breakfast meeting will take place on Tuesday 4th August and will be opened by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald.

Find out more

We're hiring!

Exciting opportunity to join the ACED team as a Research Nurse

Find out more

NCRI Virtual Showcase: Abstract submission open

Early detection will be a highlighted topic. Abstract deadline: September 13, 2020

Find out more

Promotion for early detection researchers

We are delighted to announce that multiple early detection researchers will be promoted to Reader or Professor from October.

Read more

Early Detection Researchers in COVID-19 response

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

Read more

News headlines

• The Lancet publish BEST3 trial results: Sponge on a string to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis. More information

• Sarah Bohndiek pays tribute to Sanjiv Sam Gambhir. More information

Programme Co-lead Sarah Bohndiek will be promoted to Professor from October. More information


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.