Blood Test for Over 50 Types of Cancer Shows Promising Results in Major NHS Trial

2023-06-02 08:43:08

  • Michelle Roberts
  • Health reporter, BBC News

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The results of the trials were promising, but more research is needed

Researchers said that a blood test for more than 50 types of cancer showed promising results in a major trial of the British National Health Service.

The test correctly detected two out of three types of cancer in the 5,000 people who visited their GP with suspected symptoms in England or Wales.

The test succeeded in identifying the original site of the cancer in 85% of cases.

Gallerie’s test looks for characteristic changes in parts of the genetic code that leak out from different cancers. Early detection of treatable cancer can save lives.

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