The government-backed Accelerating Detection of Disease programme will support co-investment in research aimed at earlier diagnosis, plus better prevention and appropriately targeted treatments for diseases including dementia, cancers and heart disease.
“Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme as part of the Industrial Strategy”.
Up to 5 million healthy volunteers are anticipated to submit health data which will be fed into various diagnostic tests under development, using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.
UK to innovate new life-saving treatment and diagnosis technology. [Online]: Department of Health and Social Care / Office for Life Sciences / Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [and] UK Research and Innovation, May 22nd 2019.
September 2019 Update: Further Investment
Possibly also of related interest: £133 million invested on research into arthritis, cancer, dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.
Government to invest over £130 million in new tech to tackle cancer and debilitating illnesses. [Online]: Department of Health and Social Care / UK Research and Innovation / Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy / Baroness Blackwood / Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP / [and] Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, September 9th 2019.