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Early Cancer Institute

  • 22Mar

    The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) will hold their 2023 conference on 22nd and 23rd March at Jesus College, Cambridge. The theme for the conference is prevention, early detection and diagnosis. Abstract submissions that focus on either the conference theme or wider aspects of psychosocial oncology are encouraged.

  • 21Mar

    Join us on 21st March for our next Early Cancer Seminar presented by Dr Raheleh Rahbari, Sanger Institute. Raheleh will speak on: Mutational landscape and clonal dynamics across normal tissues. Register at:


  • 20Mar

    At this multi-disciplinary networking event we'll hear talks from two physicists about their work and how it could be applicable to the analysis of blood, saliva or other bodily fluids. We'll also hear from a clinician who will highlight the challenges and problems of measuring early detection biomarkers in blood and how they could be addressed by new technologies. The talks will be followed by a panel discussion and an opportunity to network further over drinks and canapes.

  • 18Mar

    Join the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre to get hands-on with the ground-breaking cancer research being undertaken by scientists and clinicians across Cambridge. Researchers from the Early Cancer Institute will be showing you how to be a cancer detective and helping you perform a jellybean endoscopy!

  • 28Feb

    Join us for our next seminar on 28th February. Dr Jeremy Clark, UEA, will speak on The PUR (Prostate Urine Risk) biomarker for prostate cancer detection and prognosis

  • 21Feb

    Join us on Tuesday 21st February (17:00 – 18:00 GMT / 09:00 – 10:00 PST) to hear Dr Emma Woodward (University of Manchester) and Prof Allison Kurian (Stanford University) share why they have devoted their research careers to studying hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes.

    Register here

  • 31Jan

    Registration is open for the virtual conference 'Mind the Gap: Trailblazing Cancer Prevention', taking place on 31 January 2023. Organised by the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), the programme features a panel of cancer prevention trailblazers sharing their expertise on early detection and cancer vaccines, and insights on the links between epidemiology, genetic risk, and personalised cancer management. A panel discussion will dive into current opportunities for and barriers to effective cancer prevention.

  • 12Jan

    Serena Nik-Zainal (Early Cancer Institute and CUH) was awarded the Royal Society's Francis Crick Medal in 2022. In this lecture, she will describe how her team have explored the extraordinary DNA graffiti that has been seen in human cancers, using a combination of big data computational approaches and systematic experimental methods.

  • 13Dec

    This symposium on patient advocacy will be an opportunity to learn how the involvement of patients and the public can improve research.

  • 08Dec

    The new seminar series from the Early Cancer Institute aims to connect researchers in the early cancer detection and diagnosis space to share knowledge and spark collaboration. Join fellow researchers for lunch and an opportunity to network.