Research News — articles for December 2018

Plymouth patients to be offered ‘sponge on a string' pill to test for food pipe cancer at their GP surgery

Dr Tim Bray

Beacon Medical Group is to become the first place in the South West to offer its patients the chance to take part in an innovative clinical trial investigating whether swallowing a special sponge can detect Barrett’s Oesophagus - a condition that can increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal (food pipe) cancer.

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