Rovel Colaco

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Rovel Colaco

Job title

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Email Address

Phone number

CNS: Lauren Brown, 0161 918 7197; Proton Beam Therapy: Lara Hoing, 0161 446 3546




Paediatric, Brain, Proton beam therapy, Stereotactic radiosurgery, Central nervous system

Started at The Christie (Year)



Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Professional biography

After completing his training as a specialist registrar in Clinical Oncology at the Christie, Dr Colaco was selected as the first UK doctor to train in proton therapy spending 12 months working in proton therapy at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was subsequently the first graduate of the Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy program at Yale University in Connecticut, USA, where he worked with a variety of radiotherapy delivery platforms including the Cyberknife, Gammaknife and Novalis TX treating patients with stereotactic radiosurgery(SRS) for brain metastases and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for both primary lung tumours and oligo-metastatic disease from other primary cancer sites.

He was subsequently appointed at The Christie following his return from the United States where he specialises in the treatment of adult brain tumours and paediatric tumours along with stereotactic radiotherapy for brain metastases and oligo-metastases.

He also sees patients for proton therapy and was involved in the development of proton beam therapy centre at The Christie and in The Christie program for oligo-metastatic disease including treating tumours which have metastasised to bone, spine and lymph nodes with SABR.

Research Interest

Proton therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, 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 for the CORE trial which is examining the role of stereotactic radiotherapy in oligo-metastatic breast, lung and prostate cancers.

Educational Interests

Teaching medical student, registrars for FRCR exam, Christie FRCR final exam course.


The Christie Private Care

Dr. Colaco also practises privately at The Christie Private Care