Earlier Detection of Cancer

In the United Kingdom, only 25 percent of cancers are detected at stage 1. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has been holding Sandpit Workshops since 2018 focusing on the early detection of cancer. Sandpits, which are known as Ideas Labs in the U.S., are intense experiences that bring together researchers from disparate fields and use the tenants of collaborative creativity to spur innovation. In this blog post for CRUK, writer Phil Prime and Sandpit participants share what it’s like to be a part of these events and the promising research that has come from them — research that is moving the world closer to earlier detection of cancer.