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Colin Hopper

The National Medical Laser Centre was set up in 1986 within the department of Surgery in University College London Medical School. Colin Hopper is a Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon at UCLH as well as the programme director for the MSc and MClin Dent program at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Colin has worked at the National Medical Centre since 1991, leading various research projects on the use of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma. This is currently one of the world’s largest programmes. He is the international authority on photodynamic therapy for head and neck cancer, and his work has produced over 100 publications. His specialist areas of interest include photodynamic therapy (PDT) and optical diagnosis for tumour diagnosis, mapping and surveillance.


Photodynamic Therapy for head and neck cancer, Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy

Last Updated:19/07/2020
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Hopper, Colin
The Devonshire Clinic, 16 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 7AF, UK - England (South East)

+44 203 918 7887
Therapies provided by this provider:

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
A photosensitising (light activated) drug is first administered to patients followed by irradiation of cancerous tissue with laser light, which converts the drug into a powerful cytotoxic (cell destroying) agent.

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