Dr Caroline Connell

  • MBBS (hons), FRANZCR
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Spoken languages English


Cancer management can be complex and I’m a strong believer in the role of the multidisciplinary team working together for best patient outcomes

Awards achieved

  • Kaye Scott Prize for Fellowship Exam 2004

Clinical interests

Dr Connell is has a clinical interest in optimising quality and consistency of head and neck cancer treatment across the Genesis National Network through her role as the chair of the Head and Neck Tumour Reference Group.

Publications and affiliations

  • Clinical impact of, and prognostic stratification by, F-18 FDG PET/CT in head and neck mucosal squamous cell carcinoma. Connell CA, Corry J, Milner AD, Hogg A, Hicks RJ, Rischin D, Peters LJ.Head Neck. 2007 Nov;29(11):986-95. doi: 10.1002/hed.20629.PMID: 17563906 Clinical Trial Cancers (Basel)
  • A Retrospective Dosimetric Study of Radiotherapy Patients with Left-Sided Breast Cancer; Patient Selection Criteria for Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Technique Mikaela Dell’Oro 1Eileen Giles 2Amy Sharkey 3Martin Borg 4Caroline Connell 5Eva Bezak 6 7Cancers2019 Feb 22;11(2):259.
  • Quantitative measures of salivary changes in head and neck cancer survivors post definitive chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Xu Ke, Tadjoudine  N, Fitzgerald M, Connell C, Koczwara B, Sukumaran S. Poster presentation ANZHNS annual scientific meeting 2019.
  • Patters of Care and Clinical Outcomes for Gastric and gastro oesophageal cancers in South Australian Population – A state-wide Audit. Abbas N, Karapetis C, Barnes M, Bright T, Shenfine J, Bull J, Thompson S, Singhal N, Rodgers N, Gowda R, Connell C. Poster presentation, ESMO World congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2018.

Professional memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society
  • TROG
  • South Australian Breast Cancer Study Group
  • South Australian Head and Neck Society
  • European Society of Radiation Oncology