When cancer is found earlier it can be easier to treat successfully. Statistics from Cancer Research UK show that the ten-year survival 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.
The Early Cancer Institute is part of the CRUK Cambridge Centre, University of Cambridge, a designated CRUK major Cancer Centre. It is a vibrant collaboration of world-class transformative researchers who are passionate about detecting cancer earlier, when it can still be cured. Our multidisciplinary approach is pioneering a new paradigm in cancer detection, taking early detection innovations from bench to bedside, striving to move the world beyond the fear of cancer.
The Early Cancer Institute is led by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald.