Britain's National Health Service starts world's largest trial of Galleri blood test

Britain's National Health Service starts world's largest trial of Galleri blood test

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Category : International Published on: September 14 2021

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·         The United Kingdom's state-run National Health Service (NHS) has launched the world's largest test of blood tests that will detect more than 50 types of cancer.

·         The world's largest test of Grail Inc.'s flagship Gallerie blood test will detect a variety of cancers before they even show symptoms.

·         Starting today blood samples will be taken at various mobile testing clinics in the UK. It will be part of an NHS trial for people aged 50 to 77.

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