National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative

The National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI) aims to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer amongst the general public and medical professionals, and to promote early diagnosis.

Diagnosing cancer earlier, when treatment is more likely to be successful, could save thousands of lives every year in the UK and is a priority area in Cancer Research UK’s Research Strategy.

The initiative was created in 2008 in order to implement the UK government's Cancer Reform Strategy. The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) brought together a consortium of funding partners who together provided £7.1 million over the past 5 years to support 30 research projects across the UK.

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