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Cancer PED poster recognised at national conference

Manchester researchers achieved peer recognition for their approach to cancer prevention and early diagnosis (PED), at a recent Cancer Research UK conference.

An abstract poster, submitted by the cancer PED theme and programme leads, was selected as the runner up from over 100 conference posters.

The Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Conference, held in late February in central London, was an opportunity to share, learn, network and understand the latest developments in early diagnosis research. It focused on the following areas: investigating, innovating and implementing. The charity’s ambition is for 3 in 4 people to survive cancer by 2034.

The poster outlined the aims, methodology and intended results of the cancer PED theme.

The conference focus on early diagnosis aligns with where we are taking our research. There is a wealth of evidence that several prevention and early detection strategies are effective but, at a population-level, these strategies have been under-realised. As our cancer PED theme addresses these research gaps, we felt it was important to share and discuss our plans with like-minded scientists and clinicians. The poster acknowledgement feels like a timely peer endorsement for our thinking.

Professor Gareth Evans, Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Theme Lead.

Cited on the poster, along with Professor Evans, is the Deputy Cancer PED Theme Lead, Professor Andrew Renehan, Professor of Cancer Studies and Surgery (UoM and The Christie), and the programme co-leads:

  • Emma Woodward, NIHR Clinician Scientist (UoM)
  • Michelle Harvie, Research Dietician (UHSM)
  • Emma Crosbie, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology, NIHR Clinician Scientist (UoM)
  • Sacha Howell, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology (The Christie, UoM, UHSM)
Cancer Research UK 2017 Early Diagnosis Research Conference poster

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