2021 ACED Summer School: Taking testing to the people - reimagining screening in a post-COVID era

9th-12th August 2021

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Joining the dots so you can navigate Cambridge

The University has launched the Connect: Health Tech website and online community, with a focus on med tech, digital health and therapeutics, as part of the new University Enterprise Zone (UEZ) initiative, to create a bridge between two of Cambridge’s historical strengths - biomedical research and cutting-edge technology.

www.connect.cam.ac.uk

We are hiring!

Research Assistant: Early breast cancer development

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The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2021

This annual conference brings together experts in early detection from across the globe and multiple disciplines to share ground breaking research and progress in the field.
Virtual Event: 6th - 8th October 2021

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Early Detection International Webinar Series

A series of inspiring talks by renowned, worldwide scientists whose research is contributing to the early detection of cancer.

Check our upcoming events schedule for the next speakers, and listen to previous talks here.

Early Detection Events

Missed an event or want to recap?

Some of our virtual events have been recorded for you to watch again.

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2021 ACED Summer School: Taking testing to the people - reimagining screening in a post-COVID era

9th-12th August 2021

Register now

Joining the dots so you can navigate Cambridge

The University has launched the Connect: Health Tech website and online community, with a focus on med tech, digital health and therapeutics, as part of the new University Enterprise Zone (UEZ) initiative, to create a bridge between two of Cambridge’s historical strengths - biomedical research and cutting-edge technology.

www.connect.cam.ac.uk

We are hiring!

Research Assistant: Early breast cancer development

Find out more

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2021

This annual conference brings together experts in early detection from across the globe and multiple disciplines to share ground breaking research and progress in the field.
Virtual Event: 6th - 8th October 2021

Find out more and register

Early Detection International Webinar Series

A series of inspiring talks by renowned, worldwide scientists whose research is contributing to the early detection of cancer.

Check our upcoming events schedule for the next speakers, and listen to previous talks here.

Early Detection Events

Missed an event or want to recap?

Some of our virtual events have been recorded for you to watch again.

See event recordings

News headlines

• The UK’s first mobile testing unit for people at risk of oesophageal cancer opens in Cambridge. Read more.

Congratulations to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald on election to the EMBO. Read more.

Research Alert from PCU on improving screening for bowel cancer using risk stratification. Read more.

New paper reveals the potential of spectral endoscopy for cancer detection. 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.