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Dr Liz Moore recognised as one of the 40 most brave, brilliant and intelligent women in Cambridgeshire

Published: 14th March, 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day, Cambridge News has put together a list of the 40 most brave, brilliant and intelligent women in Cambridgeshire. One of our programme members, Liz Moore is one of those 40 women. She was added to the list because of her research into finding a new way to detect ovarian cancer in the blood. Click here to see the full list.

Early Detection becomes one of the UK member centres of the International Cancer Early Detection Alliance (ACED)

Published: 13th March, 2019

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme has been selected, together with two other UK institutions UCL and the University of Manchester, as one of the UK member centres of the International Cancer Early Detection (ACED) Alliance.

Cambridge researchers awarded with Early Detection Awards

Published: 11th February, 2019

CRUK announced their Early Detection Awards winners last Friday. Several Cambridge researchers were awarded, congratulations to these awardees.

Surgeon’s new test saves babies’ sight – and lives

Published: 11th February, 2019

Cambridge consultant paediatric ophthalmologist, Louise Allen, has developed the Neocam tool for GP’s and midwives to facilitate easier eye screenings to increase the chances of detecting cataracts and the aggressive cancer ‘retinoblasoma’ in new-born babies and infants. Click here to read the full article.

Sarah Bohndiek wins SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

Published: 06th February, 2019

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics presented Dr Sarah Elizabeth Bohndiek with a 2019 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award yesterday. Bohndiek was recognized at the SPIE Fellows Luncheon during the Society's annual Photonics West Symposium in San Francisco.

Mapping oesophageal cancer genes leads to new drug targets

Published: 04th February, 2019

Mutations that cause oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) have been mapped in unprecedented detail – unveiling that more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials for other cancer types.

Successful fourth Early Detection annual symposium

Published: 30th January, 2019

The fourth annual symposium of the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme (28.01.19) was attended by over 150 delegates. The first Keynote talk from Professor Per Hall, of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, focused on risk-stratified approaches to breast cancer screening/early detection and the second Keynote from Professor Robert Steele, Chair of the UK National Screening Committee, discussed the development of current and future screening programmes.

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 .

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