Potentially 'life-saving' cancer test to be launched in areas of England – who's eligible

1 min read


The trial will recruit 140,000 volunteers aged between 50 and 77 in eight areas of England, who will be asked to give blood samples at mobile testing clinics.

A potentially life-saving blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer will be offered to NHS patients from today, as part of the world’s largest trial.

Patients in Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Cheshire, Merseyside, Kent, Medway and southeast London, will receive letters inviting them to take part in the trial.

If results of the trial are deemed successful, the blood test will be offered to millions more patients as from 2024.

READ MORE: Bowel cancer: New research demonstrates a ‘clear link’ between antibiotics and tumours



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Fortnite Season 8 update 18.00 PATCH NOTES: The Sideways, Carnage, new POIs, Battle Pass

Next Story

Novak Djokovic fires Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal message after US Open final loss

Latest from Blog

withemes on instagram