Latest papers from Cambridge early detection researchers

Read about the latest papers published by some of our team: Rebecca Fitzgerald and colleagues outline The future of early cancer detection, and Serena Nik-Zainal has uncovered a 'treasure trove' of clues from whole genome sequencing of human cancers.

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We are hiring!

The Massie and Mair labs are each seeking a Research Associate to collaborate in exploring the use of novel epigenomic methods for improving cell free DNA (cfDNA) sensitivity and specificity in the early detection of cancer.
Closing Date: 5 June 2022

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Early Career Pathway Award

This ACED award acts as a springboard for early-career researchers establishing independence by funding exceptional science in cancer early detection through collaborative research.
Funding period: up to 2 years
Funding amount: Up to £210k
Intent to Submit deadline: 31 May 2022

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Cambridge researchers secure over £2million ACED funding

New trans-atlantic collaborative research projects focus on improved understanding of disease progression

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CRUK Cambridge Centre receives major cash boost

We’re delighted to announce that CRUK Cambridge Centre will receive around £22.5 million over the next five years for their ground-breaking work, as part of the development of a unique chain of cutting-edge research hubs around the UK.

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CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Awards

Applications are currently open for CRUK Early Detection & Diagnosis Programme, Project and Primer awards. Find out what funding is available to help develop your early detection research, whether you're established in the field, early in your career, or applying your research to early detection for the first time.

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Exciting opportunity to become ACED Director of Training

Applications invited for new Director of Training posts

Find out more and apply

Latest papers from Cambridge early detection researchers

Read about the latest papers published by some of our team: Rebecca Fitzgerald and colleagues outline The future of early cancer detection, and Serena Nik-Zainal has uncovered a 'treasure trove' of clues from whole genome sequencing of human cancers.

Find out more

We are hiring!

The Massie and Mair labs are each seeking a Research Associate to collaborate in exploring the use of novel epigenomic methods for improving cell free DNA (cfDNA) sensitivity and specificity in the early detection of cancer.
Closing Date: 5 June 2022

Find out more

Early Career Pathway Award

This ACED award acts as a springboard for early-career researchers establishing independence by funding exceptional science in cancer early detection through collaborative research.
Funding period: up to 2 years
Funding amount: Up to £210k
Intent to Submit deadline: 31 May 2022

Find out more

Cambridge researchers secure over £2million ACED funding

New trans-atlantic collaborative research projects focus on improved understanding of disease progression

Find out more

CRUK Cambridge Centre receives major cash boost

We’re delighted to announce that CRUK Cambridge Centre will receive around £22.5 million over the next five years for their ground-breaking work, as part of the development of a unique chain of cutting-edge research hubs around the UK.

Find out more

CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Awards

Applications are currently open for CRUK Early Detection & Diagnosis Programme, Project and Primer awards. Find out what funding is available to help develop your early detection research, whether you're established in the field, early in your career, or applying your research to early detection for the first time.

Find out more

Exciting opportunity to become ACED Director of Training

Applications invited for new Director of Training posts

Find out more and apply

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 Early Cancer Institute

The highly multidisciplinary Early Cancer Institute at the University of Cambridge 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 Institute's social science researchers are exploring the broader implications (psychological, legal, economic etc.) of early detection and prevention strategies for the individual and society.

King's College Cancer Prevention blog

We are proud to support the King's College Cancer Prevention Group blog.The Cancer Prevention Group consists of epidemiologists and population researchers studying the causes of or early events in the development of cancer, with the aim of preventing cancer or diagnosing it whilst still easy to treat.