Multidisciplinary networking opportunity

On Tuesday 27th February, Mr Grant Stewart and Professor Russel Cowburn are speaking about their work, and where greater collaboration could assist.

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The sixth sense of the oncologist

How doctors can find cancer earlier and why you may not necessarily want to know (panel discussion)

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Cambridge and Stanford collaboration

Cambridge and Stanford collaborate to fund innovative research to help diagnose cancer sooner.

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EIT Health call for proposals

Opportunity to bid for up to 750,000 euros each year to carry out innovation, education and entrepreneurship-related projects in collaboration with other EIT Health partners.

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Infographic Resources

We have created a number of infographic fact sheets that highlight key information about the focus cancers of the CRUK Cambridge Centre.

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Multidisciplinary networking opportunity

On Tuesday 27th February, Mr Grant Stewart and Professor Russel Cowburn are speaking about their work, and where greater collaboration could assist.

Find out more

The sixth sense of the oncologist

How doctors can find cancer earlier and why you may not necessarily want to know (panel discussion)

Find out more

Cambridge and Stanford collaboration

Cambridge and Stanford collaborate to fund innovative research to help diagnose cancer sooner.

Find out more

EIT Health call for proposals

Opportunity to bid for up to 750,000 euros each year to carry out innovation, education and entrepreneurship-related projects in collaboration with other EIT Health partners.

Find out more

Infographic Resources

We have created a number of infographic fact sheets that highlight key information about the focus cancers of the CRUK Cambridge Centre.

View infographics

News headlines

• Prestigious Croonian Lecture given by Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald, 7th February. More information

• Charity calls for more accurate early detection test for prostate cancer as new figures reveal that more men now die from prostate cancer in the UK each year than women die from breast cancer. More information

• Paper finds whole population testing for breast & ovarian cancer gene cost-effective More information

• Exciting steps made towards a universal cancer blood test. 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.