Consultant Clinical Oncologist


Dr Helen O’Donnell

Consultant in Reading Since 2009

Where qualified

I graduated from Oxford University and went on to complete my initial general medical training at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London followed by post graduate training at the Bart’s and The London in 2002 and was accredited in Clinical Oncology in 2007.

Clinical Involvement

I was appointed as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2009 and I am currently Clinical Director and Lead Cancer Physician at the Berkshire Cancer Centre.

I have a particular interest in the treatment of gynaecological cancers, prostate, bladder and renal cancers.

I specialise in Prostate Brachytherapy.

Research work

I spent 2 years and as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research


Treatment of early prostate cancer
O’Donnell H, Parker C

Trends in Urology, Gynaecology and Sexual Health. May/June 2009

What is low-risk prostate cancer and what is its natural history?
O’Donnell H, Parker C.

World Journal of Urology 2008;26:415-422

Re-defining rectal volume and DVH for analysis of rectal morbidity after radiotherapy for early prostate cancer
O’Donnell HE,  Finnegan K, Oliveros S, Plowman PN
Br J Radiol 2008;81:327-332

Active Surveillance of early Prostate Cancer: Review Article
O’Donnell H,  Parker C

A single centre experience of dosimetric outcomes in LDR prostate brachytherapy with I-125 seeds prescribed to 160Gy
O’Cathail SM, Day K, Doggart A, Rogers P, O’Donnell H
PO=1049 Estro Forum 2014