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Funding Requirements

Funding Requirements

The fundraising undertaken by the Moghissi Laser Trust – a registered charity, No: 326689 – works towards achieving its aims predominantly through the work of the Yorkshire Laser Centre. The Trust was established in 1984 to develop the use of lasers in medical applications within the chest to treat cancer and alleviate suffering from life threatening conditions. The Trust has subsequently expanded its work geographically and to develop treatment for other parts of the body.

Our primary objectives are:

  • To fund clinical and scientific research into new and effective medical laser treaments for cancer and other conditions
  • To continually develop and improve medical laser techniques such as photodynamic therapy (PDT) an photo-diagnosis (PD) to benefit patients
  • To spread the benefits created through the provision of training and disseminating advances at medical conferences and in scientific papers and publications.

Funding can be provided to cover both capital and revenue costs. The funding helps the Centre to not only provide ongoing treatment and training, but also to undertake specific research projects. Its day-to-day work with patients requires around £70,000 per annum to maintain the lasers and specialist equipment, including the mobile unit, together with the medical expertise and support which is essential for its efficient operation.

Major pieces of equipment need replacing and updating frequently: for example, a replacement ‘YAG’ thermal laser will soon be required, probably at a cost of £40,000.

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Donate

Donate

The Moghissi Laser Trust please needs your financial support. Through the leadership of pioneering PDT researcher, Professor Keyvan Moghissi and his team who are seeking funds to research PDT for urological cancers.

Reaching the goal isn’t simple, but it’s a hurdle that once overcome, will break medical boundaries and must be the way forward to treat some cancers. 


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Make a donation through our Just Giving page


If you are a UK tax payer the charity can benefit from a tax rebate on your donation. This can be done on-line via Just Giving, or if you are sending a cheque independently you can download the form below

 

Download the form below to leave a legacy donation to The Moghissi Laser Trust

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How can I get PDT?

How can I get PDT?

 

 

 

The Department of Health has undertaken a fact finding initiative for PDT which should see it become more widely available on the NHS. PDT is however available in a small number of centres nationwide, the largest of these are: 

 

  • Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
  • Yorkshire Laser Centre
  • University College Hospital, London
  • The North West Lung Centre, Manchester

 

PDT is only available for a small number of cancers which can be found on the cancer treatment page.

For more information on Photodynamic Therapy please speak to you Doctor or contact us.