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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Centre for Cancer Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis


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Centre Co-Leads: Stephen Duffy and Peter Sasieni

Centre Manager: Laura Odell, 


Prof. Stephen Duffy                                               Dr. Georgia Black

Prof. Peter Sasieni                                                 Dr. Samantha Quaife

Prof. Fiona Walter                                                  Dr. Oleg Blyuss

Prof. Jack Cuzick                                                    Dr. Garth Funston 

Prof. Jo Waller                                                         Dr. Judith Offman 

Prof. Ranjit Manchanda                                       Dr. Grace Okoli 

Prof. Suzanne Scott                                               Dr. Yin Zhou


The Centre for Cancer Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis brings together units focusing on cancer prevention, cancer detection and diagnosis, and neurology. 

  • The Cancer Prevention Unit focuses on identifying and validating interventions for reducing the risk of cancer, including evaluating current approaches to screening and investigating potential new screening technologies. The unit includes the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, which develops and evaluates tests and biomarkers for screening, diagnosis, and prognosis of cancer, with a strong focus on the validation and dissemination of DNA methylation tests and mathematical classifiers. 

  • The Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Unit focuses on research encompassing the cancer diagnostic pathway across a number of cancer sites. The Unit’s work includes a substantial strand of research on primary care and early diagnosis, and also includes the NIHR Policy Research Unit in cancer awareness, screening, and early diagnosis.


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