Cytosponge clinical trial recruits thousandth patient

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald features on BBC Look East

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Pump Priming Projects Showcase

Join us Monday 24th September for our Pump Priming Projects Showcase at the Maxwell Centre.

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CRUK Annual Review 2017/18

Cancer Research UK have published their Annual Review for 2017/18 with a major focus on the Early Detection of Cancer.

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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 meeting takes place on Thursday 11th October. Dr Ed Wilson will open the discussion on Early Detection - is it "worth it"? The importance of cost-effectiveness in healthcare.

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Cytosponge clinical trial recruits thousandth patient

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald features on BBC Look East

Watch the interview

Pump Priming Projects Showcase

Join us Monday 24th September for our Pump Priming Projects Showcase at the Maxwell Centre.

Find out more

CRUK Annual Review 2017/18

Cancer Research UK have published their Annual Review for 2017/18 with a major focus on the Early Detection of Cancer.

Find out more

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

Early Detection monthly breakfast meeting

Our next breakfast meeting takes place on Thursday 11th October. Dr Ed Wilson will open the discussion on Early Detection - is it "worth it"? The importance of cost-effectiveness in healthcare.

Find out more

News headlines

• This year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas shines a spotlight on health. More information

CRUK-OHSU Project Award granted to Dr Daniel Muñoz-Espín and Dr Jim Korkola. More information

Cytosponge clinical trial recruits thousandth patient. More information

Take a look at the CRUK Annual Review 2017/18, with a major focus on Early Detection of Cancer. 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.