ACED Skills Exchange Award

These awards enable ACED Researchers to visit another ACED Member Centre for knowledge exchange, to learn or impart a key skill or technique, and to sow the seeds for future research collaborations.
Applications will be accepted from Alliance researchers regardless of career stage including PhD students.

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Prof Nik-Zainal will co-investigate new Cancer Grand Challenge

Prof Serena Nik-Zainal is part of an international team who have been chosen to tackle a new Cancer Grand Challenge to look at extrachromosomal DNA and investigate new ways to combat treatment resistant cancers.

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OBE for Rebecca Fitzgerald in 2022 Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours

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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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Latest papers from our 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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CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Awards

Applications are currently open for CRUK Early Detection & Diagnosis Programme 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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ACED Skills Exchange Award

These awards enable ACED Researchers to visit another ACED Member Centre for knowledge exchange, to learn or impart a key skill or technique, and to sow the seeds for future research collaborations.
Applications will be accepted from Alliance researchers regardless of career stage including PhD students.

Find out more

Prof Nik-Zainal will co-investigate new Cancer Grand Challenge

Prof Serena Nik-Zainal is part of an international team who have been chosen to tackle a new Cancer Grand Challenge to look at extrachromosomal DNA and investigate new ways to combat treatment resistant cancers.

Find out more

OBE for Rebecca Fitzgerald in 2022 Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours

Read more

Cambridge researchers secure over £2million ACED funding

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

Find out more

Latest papers from our 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

CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Awards

Applications are currently open for CRUK Early Detection & Diagnosis Programme 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

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.