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ECLS Study

Early detection of Cancer of the Lung Scotland (ECLS)

Media

 

For media enquiries in please contact:

In Tayside

    Mr Roddy Isles
    Tel: 01382 384910
    r.isles@dundee.ac.uk

In Glasgow

    Mr Stuart Forsyth
    Tel: 0141 201 4429
    NHSGGC Press Office

MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2019

SKY News Morning Show

Ground-breaking blood test could reduce lung cancer deaths...read more

BBC News 

New blood test trialled on 12,000 Scots catches lung cancer early...Read more

The Scotsman

Scottish womans life saved after blood test trial picks up cancer - months before tumour visible...Read more

The Telegraph 

The new blood test that could dramatically reduce deaths from lung cancer

The Daily Mail

Blood test for smokers could slash death rates from lung cancer by detecting the disease four years before it show up on scans...Read more

The Courier

Dundee University study discovers key to early lung cancer diagnosis...Read more online or click here for PDF version

SUNDAY 6th MAY 2016

NHS Lanarkshire

Smokers help study into pioneering lung cancer test... Read more

TUESDAY 19th APRIL 2016

The Daily Mail Online

Revolutionary test could save the lives... Read more

The Daily Mail

 

FRIDAY 4th AUGUST 2015

The Times:

Blood test detects eight out of ten with lung cancer..... Read more

Scottish Daily Mail:

Lung cancer hope as blood test proves 80pc accurate ...... Read More

WEDNESDAY 24th September 2014

BBC:

Early lung cancer diagnosis saved study test volunteer... Read More

WEDNESDAY 24th September 2014

Evening Telegraph:

A woman discovered she had a tumour lurking in her lung — while taking part in an experimental research project at Dundee University. Read More

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2013

NHS INFORM

This November 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson joins Healthier Scotland and NHS Scotland to raise awareness that lung cancer isn’t what it used to be, and that it is worthwhile to see your GP with any signs or symptoms that you are worried about.  Read More

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2013

DAILY RECORD

Sir Alex Ferguson backs hard-hitting lung cancer campaign.  The 71-year-old spoke exclusively to the Record about his grief at losing his dad Alexander and mum Elizabeth from the disease as he backed a £30million Government campaign.  Read More

MONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2013

BBC NEWS

People at highest risk of lung cancer, such as smokers, have been urged to take part in a trial of a new blood test which could detect the disease at an earlier stage.  Read More

THE COURIER

Health Secretary Alex Neil said: “I would encourage people who are invited to take part in the study to do so as it is important that we have sufficient people involved to make the results valid."  Read More

HERALD SCOTLAND

Thousands of people are being sought to trial a blood test that could detect lung cancer at an earlier stage.  Read More

WEST LOTHIAN COURIER

The disease could be detected months or even years earlier than it would otherwise be diagnosed, researchers say.  Read More

THE SCOTMAN

Up to 10,000 people will be invited to take part in the study, with half of those who sign up randomly selected to take the test. Researchers will then track what happens to everyone in the study for ten years.  Read More

GLASGOW EVENING TIMES

Health Secretary Alex Neil said: "By diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest possible stage, we stand a better chance of being able to treat it successfully, using less aggressive treatments and improving life expectancy.  Read More

GUERNSEY PRESS

The Scottish Government aims to increase the early detection of cancer by 25%.  Read More

 

 

SCOTSMAN, TUESDAY 22nd JANUARY 2013

A SIMPLE blood test developed by Scottish scientists can detect cancerous lumps five years earlier than current systems, it was revealed yesterday.  Read More

BBC NEWS, FRIDAY 23rd MARCH 2012

Ten thousand smokers in Scotland are to take part in a trial screening programme for lung cancer.  Read More

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, SATURDAY 11th MARCH 2012

The scheme will test smokers who are at highest risk of developing lung cancer in order to improve early detection.  Read More