Trial launches of new test for cancer

Today the NHS is launching the world’s first trial of a revolutionary new blood test for cancer detection as Britain's world-leading scientists continue to pioneer innovative cancer diagnosis and treatments.  

  • Cancer is a devastating disease which wrecks far too many lives, but by finding cancer before signs and symptoms even appear, we can give people the best possible chance of beating the disease.  
  • That is why today, the NHS is launching the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test – the Galleri test - that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. If this trial is successful, it will save many lives and play a major part in achieving our NHS Long Term Plan ambition to catch three quarters of cancers at an early stage.
  • Ensuring fewer people need treatment for advanced cancer is vital for patient care, and another example of the NHS innovating to be more efficient – which will be crucial in bringing down the backlog.


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