New Open Lab initiative to connect researchers

Published: 18th May, 2020

Are you looking for new opportunities to exchange ideas and interact more closely with other research groups?

The aim of the Open Lab Initiative is to connect CRUK Centre Network research groups with mutual or complementary interests and expertise, from across the UK, to spark creative discussions, generate novel scientific ideas, and establish new research collaborations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.

Dr Harveer Dev takes up post as Early Detection Clinical Lecturer

Published: 01st April, 2020

On 1st April Dr Harveer Dev commenced his Clinical Lectureship post with the Early Detection Programme. Harveer, a clinical urologist by training, has completed five years of postgraduate basic research developing knowledge and technical capabilities in the field of DNA repair in cancer. His primary research aim as a Clinical Lecturer is to explore early intervention with DNA damage response, targeting agents in high risk, early stage prostate cancers to address the key question of "how can we distinguish indolent from aggressive disease?"

Blundell Group publish in Science

Published: 27th March, 2020

Congratulations to the Blundell Group at the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme whose first paper is published in Science today. The paper, The evolutionary dynamics and fitness landscape of clonal hematopoiesis, addresses a key question in the field of early cancer detection, namely which specific mutations enable cells to expand most rapidly, and thus might confer the highest risk of cancer?

Dr Gahee Park invited to speak at Advances in Genome Biology and Technology 2020 meeting

Published: 11th March, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Massie Lab, Dr Gahee Park, was invited to speak at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) 2020 meeting held in Marco Island, Florida at the end of February. Gahee's talk, entitled Targeted Epigenome Sequencing of cfDNA to Improve Sensitivity for Early Cancer Detection explains their findings, using proprietary technology, that DNA methylation changes are robust cancer-specific markers. See Gahee's full talk on YouTube.

Sarah Bohndiek's twelve tips for engaging with biologists

Published: 20th January, 2020

In an interview with Biologist Kenneth Kosik for Nature Career Column, Dr Sarah Bohndiek gives her twelve tips for engaging with biologists.

Call for Abstracts: Early Detection 5th Annual Symposium

Published: 25th October, 2019

The CRUK Cambridge Centre fifth annual symposium will take place on Monday 27th January 2020 in the CRUK Cambridge Institute. We invite PhD students, postdocs, junior group leaders and other researchers involved in all aspects of early detection research to submit abstracts to be considered for an oral and/or a poster presentation (A1 portrait) at the event. Poster abstracts will also be considered for a 5-minute poster flash talk during the symposium.

Early Detection Programme in the press because of ACED Alliance announcement

Published: 22nd October, 2019

After the announcement of the International ACED Alliance on Monday, there has been a lot of media coverage for the Alliance and for the Early Detection Programme as part of it. This news item contains a list with some of the UK press coverage.

Multimillion pound boost for early cancer detection research in Cambridge

Published: 21st October, 2019

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme along with University College London, the University of Manchester, the Canary Center at Stanford and the Knight Cancer Institute have become partners in the Cancer Research UK International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED).

Predict Prostate has been awarded for research impact & public engagement

Published: 16th October, 2019

The Predict Prostate tool, the first individualised prognostic tool accessible to both clinicians and patients to help make unbiased informed decisions about the value of treatment for newly diagnosed prostate cancer, has been awarded a University of Cambridge Vice Chancellors award for research impact & public engagement.

Penn's Basser Center for BRCA chooses two Cambridge researchers for 2019 Basser Global Prize

Published: 02nd October, 2019

Professor Douglas Easton and Professor Antonis Antoniou have been reconised for their work in understanding genetic risk factors for Cancer.

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