A ‘pill on a string’ pill test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s Oesophagus than the current usual GP route, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published this week in The Lancet. The test, which can be carried out by nurses in GP surgeries, has also shown to be better at picking up abnormal cells and potentially early-stage cancer.
The pill on a string (Cytosponge) was featured on BBC Look East, 4th August, along with a report of the BEST3 trial results speaking to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald and one of our participants, Liz who without this trial, would not of know she had Barrett’s Oesophagus. We have proudly supported this research study.
The report filmed in our Cambridge Clinical Research Centre can be seen below.