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Opportunity to take part in clinical research- health volunteers required

Research Title: RApid screening of buccal cells to Distinguish CAncer using Light (RADiCAL)

Department: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are testing a new and unique non-invasive screening test to detect 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: 06/09/2019 to 06/09/2020
  • Duration: 1 visit per participant
  • Location: Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

If you would like more information, contact Jayne Longstaff at

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

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code:

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