After a busy week I finally got around to watching Una's (Poleglass) presentation to Belfast City Council. I thought she did a really terrific job. You can still see it by following the links from belfastcity.gov.uk/ to the March Council meeting. It starts about 6 minutes in. But further on in the webcast you can see the debate on the motion. This includes some discussion about screening and appears to suggest at one point that the CA125 test could be used as a general screening tool, rather than a useful, but by no means totally accurate, diagnostic tool when women present with symptoms. Yet another example of the poor level of awareness out there.
Which brings me to the Jack Andraka story, the 15 year old kid who claims he has come up with a cheap and accurate test for lung and ovarian cancer. If you haven't seen his TED presentation you can get it from globaleconomicanalysis.blog...'s+Global+Economic+Trend+Analysis).
So, does anybody know if further work is going on to verify the efficacy of this test or roll it out further? Or is it just another case of hype?
Anyway, thanks and congratulations again to Una and good luck for tomorrow's Assembly debate at Stormont. More power to your elbow!