Researchers pilot new tests for the early detection of lung cancer in ground-breaking new trial

2 July 2021

The first participants are being invited to take part in a ground-breaking research trial that aims to save lives by improving the early diagnosis of lung cancer.

People at high risk of lung cancer who are attending mobile CT (computed tomography) scanning units in the community in Leeds will be invited to participate in the iDx Lung trial and will give a nasal swab and a blood sample.  

The study aims to collect samples from 4,000 patients in Yorkshire. 

It will improve the accuracy of the diagnosis,  outcomes for patients and the diagnostic process, thus saving money and ensuring resources are directed to help those with the greatest need. 

The trial gets underway in Yorkshire, led by The Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health (LCPMH), together with the University of Leeds, and Southampton University, NHS England’s Targeted Lung Health Checks programme and the Yorkshire Cancer Research-funded Leeds Lung Health Check, in collaboration with industry. 

You can read about all of the details and more here.

Discover more about The Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health:

The Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health is part of Leeds Academic Health Partnership. The Partnership brings together experts from all of Leeds’ NHS organisations, three of the city’s universities and Leeds City Council to solve the city’s hardest health challenges. It drives innovation and attracts inward investment to transform care and reduce health inequalities across the city.  Our membership includes:

• Founding partners

        Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

        Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

        Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

        NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

        Leeds City Council

        University of Leeds

        Leeds Beckett University

        Leeds Trinity University

• Associate member: Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network.

• Affiliate members: St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds City College, Yorkshire Cancer Research.


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