Dr Helen O'Donnell

Consultant Oncologist

Practising at

Spire Dunedin Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Helen O'Donnell at Spire include:



Other treatments


  • Gynaecological cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal cancer


  • Urological cancers
  • Bladder cancer

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Professional profile

I have particular interest in the treatment of gynaecological cancers, prostate, bladder and renal cancers. I specialise in Prostate Brachytherapy. I was appointed as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2009. I am currently Clinical Director and Lead cancer Physician at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, within the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

I graduated from Merton College, Oxford and went on to complete my initial medical training at St George's Hospital Medical School, London. I then completed my postgraduate training at the Bart's and The London Hospital in 2002. I became accredited in Clinical Oncology in 2007. I have completed 2 years as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research.

Clinical Interests


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What is low-risk prostate cancer and what is its natural history?
October 2008

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / St George's Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Graduated from Merton College, Oxford & completed medical training at St George's Hospital Medical School, London

MRCP / Bart's and The London Hospital / 2002
Postgraduate training

FRCR / Bart's and The London Hospital / 2007
Accredited in Clinical Oncology

Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal College Of Radiologists

Professional leadership

Clinical Director and Lead Cancer Physician

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Oncologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital

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Private contact details

Private secretary Rena Ball
Private secretary telephone 0118 955 3538
Private secretary fax 0118 955 3519
Private secretary email rena.ball@spirehealthcare.com