Reporter 406, 22 September 1997

Cancer hope

Pioneering treatment of cancer patients by University scientists and clinicians was given a £2.6m boost by the Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign in August. Photodynamic therapy combines laser and drug therapy and is both pain-free and without major side-effects. Over 400 patients have already received the treatment and the grant will enable new areas of this developing therapy to be explored. The Centre for Photobiology and Photodynamic Therapy at the University, led by Professor Stan Brown, is the largest such group in Europe.

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