This Centre is working at the forefront of the use of lasers in the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening conditions. It works in partnership with the NHS and is supported by Moghissi Laser Trust (Charity No. 326689), which was established in 1984. The team has pioneered the development of photodynamic therapy (PDT) which combines the use of lasers with a photo-sensitive drug to provide highly targeted treatment.

The Yorkshire Laser Centre has now been operating as a project of the Moghissi Laser Trust Fund for over 20 years. At the time of our formation our stated aims were:

In spite of being small, both in terms of premises and staffing, all of these objectives have been achieved.

 Apart from Professor Keyvan Moghissi, who gives his time and expertise free to the project, we have three permanent members of staff:

From 1997 to present we have;

Our core treatments have traditionally been in the areas of lung and oesophagus but, over time, there has been expansion into other areas of treatment notably:

In the last few months we have also undertaken Daylight Photo Dynamic Therapy. This is a new concept in dermatological application which puts the time of treatment into the hands of the patient thus allowing minimal disruption in today’s modern lifestyles.

We have extended fields of research into:

Mobile Unit

This has been successfully used for treatment and training at:

We are investigating the use of our newest treatment, Daylight Photo Dynamic Therapy, within Health Centres in and around the region.

Laser Equipment owned / used by the YLC;

PDT in lung, oesophagus, gynaecology, general surgery including colo-rectal and dermatology;


Gynaecology, colo-rectal and dermatology

In addition we have endoscopy equipment dedicated to and calibrated for the lasers.

Although many of our patients are from Hull and East Yorkshire, several also find their way to us from across Yorkshire and the UK as a whole; we also receive patients from abroad.

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Prof Keyvan Moghissi
BSc., M.D.,F.R.C.S.(Ed.), F.R.C.S.(Eng.), F.E.T.C.S.
Membre Associe Academie de Chirugie Paris
Clinical Director