Forthcoming Events


Breakfast meeting: Dr Laura Blackburn

Date: Thursday 13th September 2018
Time: 08:30 - 09:30
Venue: Clinical School Restaurant

These monthly meetings are an opportunity for researchers across Cambridge and further afield who are engaged with our programme to network with fellow researchers in an informal setting. 

In September Dr Laura Blackburn, Senior Policy Analyst (Biomedical Science) at the PHG Foundation, will open the meeting.

Please join us for a lively discussion, no registration required.

2018 Early Detection of Cancer Conference

Date: Tuesday 2nd Oct - Thursday 4th Oct 2018
Time: 08:30-15:30
Venue: Portland - Knight Cancer Research Building, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, CR145, Portland, OR 97239

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Canary Center at Stanford, and Cancer Research UK present the Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2018. The annual Conference brings together experts in early detection from multiple disciplines to share ground breaking research and progress in the field.

The Conference is part of a long-term commitment to invest in early detection research, to understand the biology behind early stage cancers, find new detection and screening methods and enhance uptake and accuracy of screening. The conference will be held on October 2nd – 4th at the new Knight Cancer Research Building on the campus of OHSU, Portland, Oregon.

Click here to register.


Festival of Ideas 2018 seminar: Cancer overdiagnosis - what is it?

Date: Friday 26th October 2018
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Eastwood Room,Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1SB

Many diseases, such as cancer, are easier to treat the earlier they are detected, so it makes sense to test people without symptoms in higher risk groups to see if they have the disease. Unfortunately, it can be hard to detect early-stage disease with accuracy, and even harder to know that our interventions will actually benefit patients. Screening saves lives, but also leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme invites you to join Dr Stephen John, Hatton Lecturer in the Philosophy of Public Health and Dr Maryon McDonald, Fellow in Social Anthropology at Robinson College, Cambridge for a seminar to discuss some of the issues around cancer screening and diagnosis.

Registrations will open on 24th September 2018.


SAVE THE DATE: Early Detection Programme Annual Symposium 2019

Date: Monday 28th January 2019
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Venue: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

The fourth annual symposium from the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme will take place on Monday 28th January 2019. Please save the date in your diaries.