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

9th-12th August 2021

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Our Future Health: Lunchtime Seminar

25 May: Learn more about this ambitious new health research programme and join a discussion about the opportunities for researchers to engage with a world-leading resource.

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Cancer Tech Accelerator

Do you have a game-changing idea or innovation that can transform the lives of cancer patients?
Apply now for this exciting new programme and develop your concept into a startup with 50k funding.

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How our bodily fluids help diagnose cancer earlier

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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

Our Future Health: Lunchtime Seminar

25 May: Learn more about this ambitious new health research programme and join a discussion about the opportunities for researchers to engage with a world-leading resource.

Find out more and register

Cancer Tech Accelerator

Do you have a game-changing idea or innovation that can transform the lives of cancer patients?
Apply now for this exciting new programme and develop your concept into a startup with 50k funding.

Find out more

How our bodily fluids help diagnose cancer earlier

Listen to the talk

Missed an event or want to recap?

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

See event recordings

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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.