Dr Rovel Colaco



Dr Colaco trained in clinical oncology at the Christie before undertaking specialist fellowships in the USA and the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute and Yale University.   He was the first UK doctor to train in proton therapy spending 12 months at the Florida Proton Therapy Institute where in addition to treating patients he also published several peer reviewed manuscripts on proton therapy research in international journals.  Following this he was the first doctor selected to undertake a year long period of training in stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy at Yale University working with both the Gamma Knife and Cyberknife and gaining expertise in stereotactic treatment of brain, bone and spine metastases.  He was appointed as a consultant at the Christie on his return to the UK and has been involved in development of The Christie Proton Therapy centre with a leading role in development of treatment protocols for proton therapy.  He is the principal investigator at the Christie for the CORE trial examining the role of stereotactic radiotherapy in metastatic lung, breast and prostate cancer and also leads development of spine and bone stereotactic radiotherapy at the Christie.



Consultant Details

  • Consulting Address
    The Christie Private Care, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX
  • NHS Base
    The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Qualifications
    BSc Hons,MB ChB, MRCP, FRCR
  • Research Interest
    Proton therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and CNS tumours. Dr Colaco has presented at international conferences and published several papers on the use of proton therapy and stereotactic radiotherapy for a variety of cancer sites. He is the principal investigator at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust for the CORE trial which is examining the role of stereotactic radiotherapy in oligo-metastatic breast, lung and prostate cancers.
  • Speciality
    Clinical Oncology
  • Sub Speciality
    Primary brain tumours, Metastatic brain tumours, spinal tumours, metastatic breast cancer, bone and spine metastases
    lymph node cancer and spinal cord tumours
  • Contact details for appointments

    Please contact your consultants secretary, or the patient liaison team, on 0161 918 7296
    Or Email - info.christieclinic@hcahealthcare.co.uk
    Or Fax to - 0161 446 8027