NIHR | Manchester Biomedical Research Centre
Our Research:

Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Research shows 40% of cancers are preventable and most are susceptible to early detection. Combined prevention and early detection strategies offer the best chance of cure and reduce morbidity and healthcare costs associated with radical treatment.

Our aims are to identify those at high risk of cancers, to develop acceptable, cost-effective, non-invasive tests for early detection and tailor prevention interventions to individuals, whilst improving our understanding of health inequity.

We will focus on cancers at higher incidence and mortality in Greater Manchester and most responsive to prevention and early detection. Our ‘team science’ approach will foster an environment where the best clinical and scientific minds work together with patients and the public to improve the health of our population and beyond.

Our Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Theme contains these programmes:

  • Risk
  • Early detection
  • Prevention