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Department of Oncology


Rebecca Fitzgerald Jane Wardle prize

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald receives the prestigious 'Jane Wardle Prevention and Early Diagnosis' prize from Iain Foulkes, Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Cancer Research UK/CEO of Cancer Research Technology.

This prestigious prize  recognises individuals who have produced world-leading research in the field of prevention and early detection of cancer.

As Professor of Cancer Prevention at the University of Cambridge Department of Oncology, Co-lead of the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme and Honorary Consultant gastroenterologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Rebecca and her team have developed the innovative Cytosponge test to detect a pre-cancerous condition of the oesophagus known as Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that can increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

For more information about Cytosponge click here: