Cancer screening saves thousands of lives each year.
They can detect cancers at an early stage and in some cases, even prevent cancers from developing in the first place.
Manchester-based clinical research facility Medicines Evaluation Unit (MEU) is currently inviting members of the local community to take part in a free cancer screening programme.
This is part of a study to help develop a test that can screen for many cancers from a single blood sample. This blood test will aim to find many different types of cancer, including lung, colorectal, ovarian, pancreatic, liver, bladder, stomach and oesophageal cancer.
Researchers will collect study participants’ blood samples and look at medical information to look for biomarkers in the blood that show up when cancer is just starting to develop. Biomarker, or a ‘biological marker’ is a biological molecule that might be a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. These findings from participants’ blood, health and medical history will be used to develop this cancer screening blood test.
MEU are currently inviting volunteers to take part in a choice of the following screenings:
Lung Cancer Screening
Over 48,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with lung cancer each year.
People who are diagnosed with lung cancer at the earliest stages are nearly 20 times more likely to survive for five years than those whose cancer is caught later.
Eligible volunteers who wish to take part in this screening are required to be aged between 50 and 80 years old. They will receive a regular, annual CT scan and blood tests over a 3-year period and a payment for their time and expenses.
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Almost 43,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer every year in the UK.
Eligible volunteers who wish to take part in this screening are required to be aged between 45 and 85 years old. They will receive a colonoscopy and blood tests over a 3-year period and a payment for their time and expenses.
As well as benefitting from free cancer screenings and a payment for their time, study participants will help to develop a ground-breaking test for cancer which will benefit future generations.
For further enquiries and to take part, please visit our Recruitment Website or our team on 0800 655 6553 or 0161 946 4050.
Tel: +44 (0)161 946 4050
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