Simple sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of NHS patients

An innovative test trialled by the NHS to help diagnose a condition which can lead to oesophageal cancer has reduced the need for invasive endoscopy in thousands of low-risk patients. The NHS pilot has tested over 8,500 patients with the capsule sponge test. Evaluation of a cohort of patients showed almost eight out of 10 […]

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