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The Weekly: Multi-cancer early detection testing leaps forward

September 17, 2021

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Britain begins world's largest trial of blood test for 50 types of cancer

Britain begins world’s largest trial of blood test for 50 types of cancer

THURSDAY, September 12, 2021 (Reuters) — Britain’s state-run National Health Service will on Monday begin the world’s biggest trial of Grail Inc’s (GRAL.O) flagship Galleri blood test that can be used to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. 

The Galleri test looks at the DNA in a patient’s blood to determine if any come from cancer cells. Earlier diagnosis of cancers leads to dramatically increased survival rates.

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Foundation news

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards global grants to combat cervical cancer

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $375,000 in global grants to combat cervical cancer

The Prevent Cancer Foundation announces funding for five new cervical cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries in support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) call for the elimination of cervical cancer by 2030.

Cervical cancer is highly preventable and treatable when found early, yet women worldwide lack access to the prevention and screening tools necessary to protect them. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its global grants program, which focuses on assessing innovative technologies and delivering services and/or education to improve or expand quality cancer screening or prevention. 

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