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CANCER OVERDIAGNOSIS: WHAT IS IT?

Friday 26 October: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1SB

Many diseases, such as cancer, are easier to treat the earlier they are detected, so it makes sense to test people without symptoms in higher risk groups to see if they have the disease. Unfortunately, it can be hard to detect early-stage disease with accuracy, and even harder to know that our interventions will actually benefit patients. Screening saves lives, but also leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

The CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme invites you to join Dr Stephen John, Hatton Lecturer in the Philosophy of Public Health and Dr Maryon McDonald, Fellow in Social Anthropology at Robinson College, Cambridge, for a seminar to discuss some of the issues around cancer screening and diagnosis.

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Age: Adults, Talk, Arrive on time, Free

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