Early Detection monthly breakfast meeting

Our next breakfast meetings takes place on Thursday 13th September. Dr Laura Blackburn will open the discussion.

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Paper from Muñoz-Espín et al published in EmboMolMed

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More accurate detection of prostate cancer

Early Detection Researchers feature on Look East

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Rosetrees Trust Multidisciplinary Award Success

Grant Stewart and Russell Cowburn receive funding for their point of care test for RCC

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CRUK Bienniel Early Diagnosis Conference: Call for Abstracts

The 5th CRUK Early Diagnosis Conference will take place in February 2019. A call for abstracts across 6 themes has been published. Deadline 1st October.

Info and submit an abstract

Early Detection monthly breakfast meeting

Our next breakfast meetings takes place on Thursday 13th September. Dr Laura Blackburn will open the discussion.

Find out more

Paper from Muñoz-Espín et al published in EmboMolMed

Read paper

More accurate detection of prostate cancer

Early Detection Researchers feature on Look East

View on YouTube

Rosetrees Trust Multidisciplinary Award Success

Grant Stewart and Russell Cowburn receive funding for their point of care test for RCC

Find out more

CRUK Bienniel Early Diagnosis Conference: Call for Abstracts

The 5th CRUK Early Diagnosis Conference will take place in February 2019. A call for abstracts across 6 themes has been published. Deadline 1st October.

Info and submit an abstract

News headlines

• New study reveals that it is possible to identify people at high risk of developing Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) years before they became ill. More information

Poster prize won at ICSA 2018. More information

Was anyone harmed by the recent breast cancer screening scandal? More information

Find collaborators more easily with CRUK's new Early Detection Collaboration Matcher. 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.