Early Detection societal impact research

It is a widely held view that the earlier a cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat and the more likely it is that a patient will survive the disease. However, earlier detection prompts a variety of ethical, legal and social challenges that need to be addressed to understand the impact on individuals and society as a whole. The Early Detection programme is working with a number of experts to commence research in the area of early detection ethics in order to understand the wider impact and implications.