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Read more at: PhD student Hannah Clayton: Crossing disciplines and continents to pursue groundbreaking cancer research
Hannah Clayton

PhD student Hannah Clayton: Crossing disciplines and continents to pursue groundbreaking cancer research

18 April 2024

Hannah Clayton, a PhD student in the Crispin Group at the Early Cancer Institute, explains how gaining a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship has allowed her to pursue groundbreaking cancer research.


Read more at: Cambridge receives £9.2m for next generation of cancer experts
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Cambridge receives £9.2m for next generation of cancer experts

9 April 2024

Cancer Research UK has announced £9.2m for Cambridge to train the next generation of clinician-scientists to bring new and better cancer treatments to patients faster.


Read more at: ACED Project Award for Cambridge researcher
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ACED Project Award for Cambridge researcher

8 April 2024

Congratulations to Dr John Lizhe Zhuang, Senior Research Associate in the Fitzgerald Lab, who has secured a Project Award in the March 2024 round of funding from ACED – Cancer Research UK’s International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection. The purpose of ACED is to unite researchers in order to tackle the biggest...


Read more at: Early Cancer Institute receives landmark donation to build on our pioneering research
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Early Cancer Institute receives landmark donation to build on our pioneering research

2 April 2024

"This extraordinary gift will provide the cutting-edge research facilities necessary to help our researchers develop pioneering early cancer detection innovations... resulting in fewer cancer-related deaths worldwide." - Rebecca Fitzgerald, Early Cancer Institute Director


Read more at: Institute group leaders inspire future scientists
Dr Daniel Munoz Espin with students from Hills Road Sixth Form College

Institute group leaders inspire future scientists

26 March 2024

Two group leaders from the Early Cancer Institute gave talks to students at local Sixth Form colleges recently, in an effort to share the work they are doing and inspire a future generation of scientists.


Read more at: Sharing our research at the Cambridge Festival 2024
Volunteers from the Early Cancer Institute at the Cambridge Festival

Sharing our research at the Cambridge Festival 2024

21 March 2024

Staff from the Early Cancer Institute were delighted to take part in the Big Biomedical Campus day on Saturday 16th March 2024, as part of the Cambridge Festival. Our two fun activities explained how science is helping to detect cancer early.


Read more at: NHS trial of sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of patients
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NHS trial of sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of patients

6 March 2024

A new test to help diagnose a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer – developed by Cambridge researchers and trialled by the NHS – has reduced the need for invasive endoscopy in thousands of low-risk patients. It is very exciting to see the positive results of the NHS England real-world pilot for our capsule-sponge...


Read more at: More Research, Less Cancer: Early Cancer Institute scientists back call for more support
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More Research, Less Cancer: Early Cancer Institute scientists back call for more support

22 February 2024

World-renowned Cambridge scientists, including Rebecca Fitzgerald and Serena Nik-Zainal, both from the Early Cancer Institute, have joined forces with Cancer Research UK to call on philanthropists to help tackle the disease.


Read more at: HCUK offers free heartburn health checks during Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month, as it marks 20th anniversary
Heartburn Cancer UK’s Heartburn Health Check units at The Lanesborough hotel

HCUK offers free heartburn health checks during Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month, as it marks 20th anniversary

1 February 2024

This February, Heartburn Cancer UK (HCUK) is not only offering free heartburn health checks to mark Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month, but also celebrating its 20th year as a pioneering charity dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of persistent heartburn and Barrett’s oesophagus.


Read more at: New trial brings screening for oesophageal cancer closer
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New trial brings screening for oesophageal cancer closer

9 January 2024

A man from Cambridge is the first to join the surveillance part of a clinical trial that could see routine screening for oesophageal cancer introduced into the NHS, potentially halving deaths from this cancer every year. The capsule sponge, known as the pill-on-a-thread, is a quick and simple test for Barrett’s oesophagus...