The Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) is a collaborative program that maintains comprehensive infrastructure and resources critical to the discovery, development and validation of biomarkers for cancer risk and early detection.
The DCP Cancer Biomarkers Research Group administers this program.
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The program comprises a public/private sector consortium to accelerate the development of biomarkers that can improve medical practice, ensure data reproducibility and integrity, and adapt to the changing landscape of biomarker science.
Early Detection Research Network Marks 20 Years
This month, the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) marks its 20th anniversary. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) launched the network in 2000 with the goal of identifying and harnessing biomarkers as a way of detecting cancer at earlier stages. Today, the network comprises more than 300 researchers at cancer centers around the United States.
Identifying New Biomarkers to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier
Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide killing 1.8 million people each year, is often diagnosed at an advanced stage when the chances for a cure are limited.