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Two opportunities to join team: Senior Health Economist & Research Nurse

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Is the Cytosponge oven-ready for Primary Care?

CanTest Chair Prof Greg Rubin on the usefulness of the Cytosponge TFF3 test

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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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We're hiring!

Two opportunities to join team: Senior Health Economist & Research Nurse

Find out more

Is the Cytosponge oven-ready for Primary Care?

CanTest Chair Prof Greg Rubin on the usefulness of the Cytosponge TFF3 test

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 BEST3 trial: is the Cytosponge TFF3 biomarker test oven-ready for primary care? More information

New model predicts oesophageal cancer eight years early for one in two patients. More information

Cytosponge and BEST 3 trial feature on Look East, 4th August. More infomation



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.