Last Updated: 13th August 2019

Birmingham lab one of three centres in new cancer trials

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory in Birmingham is one of three centres conducting tests as part of Cancer Research UK’s new clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer. Director of the unit Professor Mike Griffiths said the scheme could “look at genetic markers in the tumour and then decide which treatment is most appropriate for that patient”.

Scientists at the lab said there had been a huge increase in the number of people being tested for cancer genes following recent high-profile celebrity cases. See Professor Griffiths’ interview on BBC Midlands Today.