Early Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer: a roadmap to the Future

Derived from extensive consultation across the early detection and diagnosis ecosystem, the ‘Early Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer Roadmap’ aims to unite fragmented efforts across the UK to drive progress in early detection and diagnosis. 

The Roadmap:  

  • Articulates a shared vision, from discovery to implementation,  for a long-term future where early detection and diagnosis of all cancers is a routine reality, as part of a shift towards proactive health management.  
  • Highlights the current challenges impeding progress and makes tangible recommendations for research, development, health system delivery and government policy on how to overcome these challenges to realise the shared vision. 
  • Endorses efforts to ensure early detection and diagnosis is delivered ethically, equitably and transparently throughout the UK with extensive involvement with patients and the public.  

The roadmap can be downloaded here - https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/early_detection_diagnosis_of_cancer_roadmap.pdf