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HCUK's Mobile Diagnostic Unit could revolutionise care pathways

HCUK partner in a project which introduces innovative new test, The Cytosponge, to primary care. Earlier diagnosis - helping prevent oesophageal cancer.

Published:

Author: Nikki Foulkes

Liz's Story

Liz Chipchase was part of the BEST3 trial for the cytosponge, headed up by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. This led to an early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer for Liz and successful treatment.

Published:

Author: Fiona Labrooy

Our potential impact

59%

Of oesophageal cancer cases in the UK are preventable compared to 38% of other cancers

8000

Die of oesophageal cancer in the UK each year

12%

Survive 10 or more years compared to 50% for other cancers

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