Cambridge Festival 2021 bookings now open

28th March: How our bodily fluids help diagnose cancer earlier. Talk from ED Group Leaders

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Research Associate - Blood cancer risk prediction, Blundell Lab.

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CRUK Early Diagnosis Research Virtual Series

CRUK present a series of Early Diagnosis Webinars in February and March

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Thurs 25th March: Dr Raghu Kalluri

Strategies to exploit the biology of exosomes for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

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NCRI call for proposals

Submit screening, prevention and early diagnosis proposals for open discussion. Deadline 28th March.

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Cambridge Festival 2021 bookings now open

28th March: How our bodily fluids help diagnose cancer earlier. Talk from ED Group Leaders

Find out more and register

We are hiring!

Research Associate - Blood cancer risk prediction, Blundell Lab.

Find out more

CRUK Early Diagnosis Research Virtual Series

CRUK present a series of Early Diagnosis Webinars in February and March

Find out more

Thurs 25th March: Dr Raghu Kalluri

Strategies to exploit the biology of exosomes for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Register to join webinar

NCRI call for proposals

Submit screening, prevention and early diagnosis proposals for open discussion. Deadline 28th March.

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.