Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are testing a new and unique non-invasive screening test to detect non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) from a simple cheek swab with extremely high accuracy.

To get the technology approved for use in hospitals, they need to conduct a series of clinical trials. RADiCAL is the first clinical trial required to gain approval. 450 participants (including healthy volunteers, COPD patients and patients with suspected or confirmed lung cancer) will provide cheek swabs during a single visit to the clinic. These swabs will be analysed to demonstrate that there is a difference between cells from patients with and without lung cancer.

Would you be able to support this research as a healthy volunteer?

Volunteers must be

  • Age: 18 upwards
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

More information

You will be paid £10 for your time and travel for taking part

Dates: 6 September 2019 - 6 September 2020

Duration: 1 visit per participant

Location: Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

If you would like more information, contact Jayne Longstaff at jayne.longstaff@porthosp.nhs.uk


Ethics approval number: 19/SC/01000 (NHS Research Ethics Committee)

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