MRI scans to be trialled as test for prostate cancer

Simple scans ‘could revolutionise the way that we diagnose disease’, says professor

Hundreds of men will be given MRI scans in a groundbreaking clinical trial that scientists say could transform screening for prostate cancer.

The £5m trial, which begins in August, is pioneering a simple, 10-minute scan that scientists hope could provide the first reliable method for identifying dangerous tumours in the general population.

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