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Clinical Trial launched to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Published: 03rd January, 2019

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage. This is the first test of its kind to investigate multiple cancer types. A cancer breath test has huge potential to provide a non-invasive look into what’s happening in the body and could help to find cancer early, when treatment is more likely to be effective.

Hear Rebecca Fitzgerald speaking about the new trial on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, 3rd January 2019.

Interview with Dr Daniel Muñoz-Espín on his work

Published: 20th December, 2018

During the Fourth Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA), which was held in Brussels, Belgium last November, Group Leader Dr. Daniel Muñoz-Espín was interviewed by the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation on his work. Daniel talked about his interest in cellular senescence and how this is used in his lab.

The interview can be found here.

Your chance to forecast what early detection of cancer will look like in 20 years' time

Published: 15th November, 2018

Call for participation in multidisciplinary groups to present at Early Detection Programme annual symposium 2019 - prizes for best presentation.

Would you like to share your vision of what early cancer detection will look like 20 years from now at the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme Annual Symposium? Chaired by Dr Andy Richards CBE, healthcare and life sciences entrepreneur and business angel, you and your team will have the opportunity to present your thoughts with prizes for the team with the most compelling vision. See the link for further information and email your interest to EDadmin@hermes.cam.ac.uk .

Prize recognition for co-leads of the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme

Published: 06th November, 2018

The co-leads of the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme, Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald and Dr Sarah Bohndiek, were honoured last night - Monday 5th November 2018 - at an awards ceremony taking place at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow.

Meet the CRUK Cambridge Centre Scientific Advisory Board

Published: 17th October, 2018

The CRUK Cambridge Centre has a new Scientific Advisory Board, which is shared with the CRUK Cambridge Institute. All Centre members are cordially invited to meet our SAB on Friday 19 October 13.30-16.00, CRUK CI lecture theatre, at a special session about the Centre, which is taking place during the CRUK Cambridge Institute Retreat.


New UK Cancer strategy announced by Prime Minister

Published: 04th October, 2018

At the Conservative party conference this week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a new cancer strategy for the country with the major focus on early cancer detection to improve cancer survival and bring it more into line with other developed nations. She indicated that cancer will form a central part of the new long-term plan for the NHS and that the key to boosting chances of surviving cancer is early diagnosis.


CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme Annual Symposium 2019: Call for talk and poster abstracts

Published: 02nd October, 2018

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection fourth annual symposium will take place on Monday 28th January 2019 in the CRUK Cambridge Institute. We are delighted to invite PhD students and postdocs involved in all aspects of early detection research to submit abstracts to be considered for an oral and/or a poster presentation at the event.

Cambridge Festival of Ideas spotlights health

Published: 19th September, 2018

This year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas shines the spotlight on health; talks about diet are featured and even a seminar on whether marriage is better for our health. The Early Detection programme contributes with a talk on the overdiagnosis of cancer.

Cancer screening comes under scrutiny during the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme event Cancer overdiagnosis: what is it? on 26th October. Speakers include Dr Stephen John, Hatton Lecturer in the Philosophy of Public Health and Dr Maryon McDonald, Fellow in Social Anthropology at Robinson College, Cambridge, who discuss some of the issues around cancer screening and diagnosis.

CRUK-OHSU Project Award granted to Dr Daniel Muñoz-Espín and Dr Jim Korkola

Published: 18th September, 2018

Congratulations to Dr Daniel Muñoz-Espín, Early Detection Programme Group Leader, and Dr Jim Korkola, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU, who have been awarded the CRUK-OHSU Project Award for their project entitled: Dissecting the role of the senescent secretome in tumorigenesis.

Cytosponge clinical trial recruits ten-thousandth patient

Published: 10th September, 2018

The BEST3 cytosponge clinical trial has recruited its ten-thousandth patient. Rebecca Fitzgerald explains more about the device in a live interview on BBC Look East.

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