10,000 volunteers are needed to take part in a breast cancer screening trial service that is being led by Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
The hospital is leading the UK arm of the large international study, which aims to test out a more personalised way to screen for breast cancer and detect it sooner.
The study involves six European countries and is looking to recruit 85,000 volunteers aged between 50 and 70 who have never had breast cancer before – 10,000 volunteers are needed from the UK.
So far, three NHS sites are involved in the trial: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).
Fiona Gilbert, professor of radiology at University of Cambridge, honorary consultant at CUH and NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Imaging theme lead, is leading the UK study.
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