There is exciting news from the NHS, as it will today launch the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. The first participants will have blood samples taken at mobile testing clinics in retail parks and other convenient community locations. Known as the Galleri(tm) test, it checks for the earliest signs of cancer in the blood. The first of its kind, the NHS-Galleri trial aims to recruit 140,000 volunteers in eight areas of England to see how well the test works in the NHS.
NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard said, “This quick and simple blood test could mark the beginning of a revolution in cancer detection and treatment here and around the world. By finding cancer before signs and symptoms even appear, we have the best chance of treating it, and we can give people the best possible chance of survival. The NHS has a successful track record of leading the way on innovations in cancer diagnosis and treatment, from CAR-T therapy to COVID-friendly drugs. The Galleri blood test, if successful, could play a major part in achieving our NHS Long Term Plan ambition to catch three-quart...
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