A new blood test due could rule out cancer for 500,000 people a year, with the results back from the NHS within just two or three days.
The system was developed by Dr Richard Savage, a leading data analysis specialist in Leeds who trained as an astrophysicist but switched fields after he fell ill with cancer. He was 25 and studying for a PhD at Cambridge University when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Savage, now 45, said: “Cancer refocuses the mind, as you would expect. I started taking on more sidelines in medical data and eventually decided that this is what I wanted to do full-time.”
The PinPoint test that he developed uses artificial intelligence to assess blood samples and determine with high accuracy