UK health service trials new ‘quick, simple’ blood test to detect cancers early

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London: Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) on Monday launched the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new “quick and simple" blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.

The Galleri™ test, pioneered by healthcare company GRAIL, checks for the earliest signs of cancer in the blood. The NHS-Galleri trial, the first of its kind, aims to recruit 140,000 volunteers in eight areas of England to see how well the test works in the NHS. “The Galleri test can not only detect a wide range of cancer types but can also predict where the cancer is in the body with a high degree of accuracy," said Sir Harpal Kumar, the Indian-origin President of GRAIL Europe and one of the UK’s leading cancer researchers. “T

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