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ACED Annual Early Detection Summer School

The Early Detection Summer School is an immersive and engaging program that covers themes relevant to cancer early detection research:

  • Science and technology behind cancer early detection innovations and diagnostics
  • Case studies of early detection in health care systems
  • Commercialization and case studies of early detection testing and screening innovations
  • Health inequities and the effects on early detection
  • Barriers to implement precision early detection initiatives

Presenters include international experts on a variety of early detection related topics. Sessions may include research presentations, panel discussions or debates, members of the public and patient representatives, and opportunities to network with peers from different academic and industry organizations.

The ACED Virtual Summer School is open to academic, healthcare, corporate and trainee delegates. The program will provide valuable insight into early detection science and is therefore well suited to Ph.D. students from across the U.K. and U.S. member centers.

2022 – Stanford Canary Center

Registration for the 2022 ACED Summer School will open shortly. More information is available on the school's website.

2021 – University of Manchester

2020 – OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

2019 – University of Cambridge


ACED Summer School serves as a platform to access world-class scientists and professionals in this growing field of research. Join this expanding community of thought leaders as they tackle the world’s highest aim: detecting early, and eventually eliminating, cancer. For information on sponsorships, please e-mail Erin Watson (

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) as well as each member center: Cancer Research UK, the Canary Center at Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU, University College London and The University of Manchester.


Contact Erin Watson to learn more.