Early Detection breakfast meetings

Our next virtual breakfast meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th July and will be opened by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald.

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Promotion for early detection researchers

We are delighted to announce that multiple early detection researchers will be promoted to Reader or Professor from October.

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Early Detection Researchers in COVID-19 response

Early Detection researchers step up to the challenge of COVID-19 response work

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Cambridge Researchers have been awarded ACED funding

Members of the Early Detection Programme have been awarded ACED funding to carry out research projects in collaboration with researchers from the other ACED Centres.

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ACED Summer School 2020 registrations close 30th June

You still have the opportunity to register for the 2020 International ACED Summer School until 30th June. Due to travel restrictions, this Summer School will be a virtual conference.

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Early Detection breakfast meetings

Our next virtual breakfast meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th July and will be opened by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald.

Find out more

Promotion for early detection researchers

We are delighted to announce that multiple early detection researchers will be promoted to Reader or Professor from October.

Read more

Early Detection Researchers in COVID-19 response

Early Detection researchers step up to the challenge of COVID-19 response work

Read more

Cambridge Researchers have been awarded ACED funding

Members of the Early Detection Programme have been awarded ACED funding to carry out research projects in collaboration with researchers from the other ACED Centres.

Read more

ACED Summer School 2020 registrations close 30th June

You still have the opportunity to register for the 2020 International ACED Summer School until 30th June. Due to travel restrictions, this Summer School will be a virtual conference.

Find out more

News headlines

• Programme Co-lead Sarah Bohndiek will be promoted to Professor from October. More information

• Highly sensitive blood test to monitor cancer. More information

First Cambridge Researchers have been awarded ACED funding. 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.