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

9th-12th August 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

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

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Research Associate - Research Associate, Senescence in Cancer. Muñoz Espín lab

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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

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

We are hiring!

Research Associate - Research Associate, Senescence in Cancer. Muñoz Espín lab

Find out more

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.