Dr Dawn Carnell is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at University College Hospital, London.
Dr Carnell is the clinical lead consultant clinical oncologist for lung cancer at UCH, and the lead consultant clinical oncologist in head and neck cancer. Her research (MD), sponsored by Cancer Research UK, and based at The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, looked at hypoxia (low oxygen levels) in cancer and how this could be mapped histologically and using Blood Oxygen Level Dependent Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The future role for this would be to direct radiation boosts to radio-resistant hypoxic regions in cancer and to identify hypoxic tumours for specific treatments aimed at hypoxic cancer cells, translating to improved cure rates.
Dr Carnell also enjoys teaching and is one of the Lead Clinicians for Medical Student Teaching (the Head and Neck/Lung and CNS group) and contributes regularly to registrar teaching within oncology and ENT.