Multi-disciplinary research within the Cambridge Early Detection Programme encompasses

  1. Understanding the earliest steps of cancer development at the cell and molecular level;
  2. Developing new methods of detecting cancer even prior to the appearance of symptoms;
  3. Understanding the implications of early detection for health, medicine and society;
  4. Undertaking clinical studies to evaluate new diagnostics, therapies and interventions.

Research Projects

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme is funding a number of projects ranging from basic and translational science to the societal impact of early cancer detection.

Research Groups

The Cambridge Early Detection Programme funds dedicated early detection research labs investigating diverse aspects of early detection.


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