Staff in front of the mobile unit which is coming to Manchester as part of the NHS Galleri trial

Hundreds of volunteers from across Greater Manchester – including Oldham, Salford, Manchester, Trafford, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, Wigan, Bury, Bolton, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop – will be invited to return to mobile clinics over the coming weeks for their second appointment as part of the NHS-Galleri trial.

Staff in front of a mobile unit which is coming to Greater Manchester as part of the NHS Galleri trial

Participants will be asked to give another blood sample to help investigate whether a multi-cancer blood screening test can help to detect cancer early before symptoms appear.

Since the NHS-Galleri trial first arrived in Greater Manchester in October 2021 the trial has successfully enrolled over 140,000 volunteers from many different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds across England, including 20,000 from Greater Manchester.

Those taking part were all aged 50 to 77 years old at the point of enrolling onto the trial and had not been diagnosed or treated for cancer in the last three years.

Alison Armstrong, Associate Director at Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming back volunteers to Greater Manchester for their vital second appointment as part of the trial. We know from feedback that volunteers found the process of enrolling very straightforward. We want to thank them for returning for both their second and third appointments, which will be even shorter. It’s such a simple thing to do but could make a big difference.”