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Diagnose better and earlier

We will diagnose cancer more precisely, detect the disease earlier and identify initial signs of recurrence or resistance – through new biomarkers, diagnostics and understanding of cancer risk.

Cancer is not a single disease. There are many different types and sub-types of cancer, each with its own characteristics, risk factors and causes. Because of this incredible diversity, it is vital that we can diagnose cancer precisely to identify the best treatment for each patient.

Cancer is also much easier to treat before it spreads to other parts of the body, so it is vital to detect cancer as early as possible to give people with cancer the best chance of survival.

We aim to exploit the latest advanced technologies to create a new generation of cancer diagnostics that analyse cancer’s interactions in its ecosystem. And we will develop new techniques to detect cancer more sensitively – to diagnose cancer earlier, detect signs of recurrence, or pick up residual disease when a cure is still possible.

We will also examine the role of genetic and lifestyle factors in the development of cancer to develop new strategies for targeted screening and early detection.

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