The Centre is very proactive in clinical development and stimulating extensive research by scientists and Honorary Consultants. Health professionals and scientists are encouraged to propose research projects in association with the Centre. The team has an international reputation for innovative research which is published in numerous peer reviewed journals and conferences. If you are interested in being involved in research or proposing a project please Contact Us.

Summary of Research Activity

The Centre has recently completed a study to evaluate a device used to detect early cancers of the lung. The research also aimed to improve the technique and to adapt it to detect early cancers of the esophagus and stomach.

The sooner a cancer is detected the earlier treatment can begin and early detection (for the majority of cancers) is the greatest factor governing the outcome of the disease. The sooner we can start fighting the disease the greater the success and the better chance of cure.

The Xillix LIFE-Lung Fluorescence Endoscopy System was the device that we used to screen people for early cancers. Patients were admitted to the study on a voluntary basis. To be eligible for the study the subject must have been considered to have a higher risk of developing lung disease, for example: people such as heavy smokers, or those with industrial exposure to asbestos and those whose close family have had cancers of the lung.

This project has now closed and the results published.

Published papers and presentations:
A document listing published papers and presentations produced by Professor Moghissi with the YLC/UKMLC team and its associates can be viewed here: