Prostate test 'breakthrough' in NHS trial
The NHS plans to cut prostate cancer diagnosis times from six weeks to a matter of days, NHS England has said.
Currently a test for men with prostate cancer requires an MRI scan and a biopsy where a dozen samples are taken, requiring multiple hospital visits.
But a new "one-stop" service will be trialled in three west London hospitals which hopes to complete all the necessary tests in one day.
NHS England CEO Simon Stevens said the programme was "world-leading".
A new MRI scan, known as an mpMRI, provides higher quality imagery and provides up to 40% of patients with a a same day diagnosis.