Dr Caroline Connell

Phone: 08 8179 5500
Fax: 08 8276 7822
Contact: Dr Caroline Connell

Dr Caroline Connell

BMBS (Hons) FRANZCR

Professional Profile

Dr Connell is a graduate of Flinders University and completed her Radiation Oncology training at the Royal Adelaide and Alfred Hospitals (Melbourne) in 2004.

She completed a fellowship year in Head and Neck Cancer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as well as undertaking clinical work at both East Melbourne and Bendigo campuses.

Caroline spent two years treating urological malignancies in Oxford, UK before taking up her position at Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre in 2009 (now known as Genesis Care).

She is actively involved in the education of radiotherapy registrars and attends regular multidisciplinary team meetings where cancer cases are discussed with other specialist colleagues in order to devise an optimal, individualised treatment approach.

Dr Connell consults to private and public patients and manages all oncological as well as benign conditions amenable to radiotherapy. She is actively involved in recruiting patients to clinical trials in conjunction with the Flinders Medical Centre Cancer Centre, offering patients access to the most up to date advances in oncological practice.

Service Overview

Dr Connell is able to treat all malignancies as well as certain benign conditions where radiotherapy can be applied.

Her particular interests are in the areas of breast, head and neck, gastrointestinal, urology, skin and lung malignancy as well as palliation. Caroline has 15 years’ consultant experience and employs advanced techniques including VMAT (highly conformal) treatment, deep inspiration breath hold (for patients with left sided breast cancer to minimise cardiac dose), SPOT (for widespread premalignant field change in skin) and stereotactic brain and body radiotherapy.

In addition, Dr Connell provides supportive care, particularly the management of pain and symptoms associated with the palliative setting.

 

Referral Process

General Practitioners can refer directly to Dr Connell for initial and follow up consultations.

 

 

Appointments

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