Early Detection programme Annual Symposium

On Monday 15th January 2018 our Annual Symposium will take place. This is our main showcase event with keynote speaker Professor Jessica Zucman-Rossi.

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Early Detection monthly breakfast meeting

The next breakfast meeting takes place on Thursday 14th December with Dr Mona Shehata opening the discussion on: "Initial steps to oncogenesis – modelling via organoids".

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Cancer Early Detection related opportunities

On our website we publish current cancer early detection related jobs, studentships and funding opportunities, from within and outside our programme.

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Infographic Resources

We have created a number of infographic fact sheets that highlight key information about the focus cancers of the CRUK Cambridge Centre.

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Early Detection programme Annual Symposium

On Monday 15th January 2018 our Annual Symposium will take place. This is our main showcase event with keynote speaker Professor Jessica Zucman-Rossi.

Sign up

Early Detection monthly breakfast meeting

The next breakfast meeting takes place on Thursday 14th December with Dr Mona Shehata opening the discussion on: "Initial steps to oncogenesis – modelling via organoids".

Find out more

Cancer Early Detection related opportunities

On our website we publish current cancer early detection related jobs, studentships and funding opportunities, from within and outside our programme.

Find out more

Infographic Resources

We have created a number of infographic fact sheets that highlight key information about the focus cancers of the CRUK Cambridge Centre.

View infographics

News headlines

• Registrations are now open for our 2018 Annual Symposium. More information

• Two new opportunities with our programme in Charlie Massie's Uro-oncology early detection lab. More information

• Genetic test that could detect oesophageal cancer up to 8 years earlier presented at UK cancer conference. 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 Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme, launched in 2016, is a truly multidisciplinary programme focusing on research into all aspects surrounding the earlier detection of cancer. World class researchers are engaged in a variety of projects with the aim of better understanding the biology of the disease and developing methods to detect it at an earlier stage, with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of deaths caused by cancer. In addition, social science researchers within the programme are exploring the broader implications (psychological, legal, economic..) of early detection and prevention strategies for the individual and society.