Clinical Trial launched to develop breath test for multiple cancers

The test analyses molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage

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Early Detection Programme 4th Annual Symposium

The Symposium will take place on Monday 28th January 2019.

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Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine Series 2018-19

The lectures take place every Thursday from 09:30 - 10:30 in the Clinical School Lecture Theatre 2

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Funding opportunities

Take a look at our funding page for new funding opportunities.

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Clinical Trial launched to develop breath test for multiple cancers

The test analyses molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage

Find out more

Early Detection Programme 4th Annual Symposium

The Symposium will take place on Monday 28th January 2019.

More info

Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine Series 2018-19

The lectures take place every Thursday from 09:30 - 10:30 in the Clinical School Lecture Theatre 2

Find out more

Funding opportunities

Take a look at our funding page for new funding opportunities.

Find out more

News headlines

• Clinical Trial launched to develop breath test for detection of multiple cancers. More information

• New funding opportunities at
Cancer Research UK, focusing on Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation. More information

• Prize recognition for Early Detection Programme co-leads. 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.