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Kidney scans to be introduced to Leeds lung screening trial

Published: 28th February, 2021

A new study, led by Grant Stewart, Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cambridge, will investigate whether an extra scan for kidney cancer can be effectively introduced to mobile lung screening programmes.

People taking part in a pioneering lung screening trial in Leeds will now also be checked for kidney cancer following additional funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

CT scanning catches 70% of lung cancers at earlier stage, study finds

Published: 24th February, 2021

The Summit study, Britain's largest ever UK lung cancer screening study, has found that CT scanning can identify 70% lung cancers of the at stage one or two, when they are more likely to be operable.

Dr Robert Rintoul, the chair of the clinical advisory group of the UK Lung Cancer Coalition, a group of leading experts in the disease and patient charities commented, “Now that CT screening for lung cancer has been shown to work, we very much hope that a lung cancer screening programme will be introduced in England. Lung cancer is the UK’s biggest cancer killer and early detection offers the best chance of curative treatment and saving more lives. Screening could lead to a 25% fall in the number of men dying of lung cancer and 30-40% fewer deaths among women."

A paper will follow later this year. Read more about the study in The Guardian, 14th February 2021.

Royal College of Pathologists Gold Award for Dr Caroline Watson

Published: 10th February, 2021

We offer our warmest congratulations to Dr Caroline Watson, Clinical PhD Fellow in the Blundell lab, who has this month been awarded one of two gold awards by the Royal College of Pathologists for her paper entitled The evolutionary dynamics and fitness landscape of clonal hematopoiesis which was published in Science in March 2020.

Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to Dr David Macias Gutierrez

Published: 10th February, 2021

Our sincerest congratulations go to Dr David Macias Gutierrez in Daniel Muñoz-Espín’s lab who has just been announced as the recipient of a competitive Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship.

Rebecca Fitzgerald receives BSG Sir Arthur Hurst Lecture award

Published: 02nd February, 2021

Congratulations to Early Detection Programme Co-Lead, Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald on being awarded the Sir Arthur Hurst Lecture Award by the British Society of Gastroenterology.

NCRI call for screening, prevention and early diagnosis proposals

Published: 02nd February, 2021

NCRI is inviting investigators who have ideas or proposals to submit their research for open discussion and peer input at the next Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis Proposals Guidance meeting on 28 April 2021. There will be opportunities for investigators to present and discuss their concepts with experts at the meeting. If you would like to submit a proposal outline for discussion, please fill in the form and upload the completed proforma document. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4pm on 28 March 2021. https://www.ncri.org.uk/opportunity/prevention-early-diagnosis-proposal-guidance/

Virtual Academic-Industry Meetups for Cancer Early Detection and Diagnosis

Published: 15th December, 2020

Are you an early detection researcher looking for new opportunities to exchange ideas and interact more closely with industry collaborators? Are you a company looking for academic partners to explore how your technology could be applied to cancer early detection and diagnosis, or to overcome roadblocks in your development?

Bridging the sectors of academia and industry, CRUK's virtual meetups will help you meet your next collaborator.

Call for Abstracts: Early Detection Programme 6th Annual Symposium

Published: 16th November, 2020

Call for abstracts for oral presentations and posters, to be presented virtually

There is still time to submit your abstracts for a poster and/or short oral presentation in the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection sixth annual symposium which will take place on Monday 25th January 2021 on a virtual platform. We are inviting PhD students, postdocs, junior group leaders and other researchers involved in all aspects of early detection of cancer research to submit abstracts to be considered for an oral and/or a poster presentation at the event. Posters will be showcased on a virtual platform, and we are asking all the featured poster authors make themselves available, virtually, on the day of the Symposium to answer questions on their poster.

TGIO 2020 Challenge Winner Announced!

Published: 16th November, 2020

Last month, the Translating Genomics in Oncology (TGIO) 2020 event was co-hosted by two CRUK Cambridge Centre programmes - Early Detection and Onco-Innovation - together with the University Enterprise Zone. A huge amount of organisation went into the cross-sector event from Drs Catherine Fitzpatrick (Early Detection) and Dr Rebecca Harris (Onco-Innovation). It attracted an enthusiastic audience of over 150 people from 10 countries, including PhD students, academic and industry researchers, clinicians, legal professionals and venture partners, and covered topics such as the challenges of translation, benefits of a multidisciplinary approach, routes for translation and clinical considerations.

Darley Sands studentship funding awarded to Muñoz Espín group

Published: 12th November, 2020

Dr Daniel Muñoz Espín’s research group, whose focus is on lung cancer early detection and in particular the role played by cellular senescence in the origination of lung cancer, has been awarded the Darley Sands studentship.

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