Dr Helen O'Donnell

Consultant Oncologist


Specialises in

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 two years as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research.


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


  • Bladder cancer
  • Urological cancers

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Additional information

Special clinical interests: Brachytherapy.

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


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

Treatment of early prostate cancer, O'Donnell H, Parker C, Trends in Urology, Gynaecology and Sexual Health, May/June 2009

Consultant Oncologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital

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