About Bowen Icon Cancer Centre
Bowen Icon Cancer Centre is dedicated to delivering world-class private cancer treatment and personalised support for patients and their loved ones every step of the way. Offering treatment for cancers and blood disorders, the highly experienced team work as one to ensure care is both personal and exceptional.
- Dedicated experienced team of medical professionals local to Wellington
- Intimate and serene 6-bed day hospital overlooking Trelissick Park
- World-class facilities with an experienced clinical team providing consistent care
- No wait-list, consultation and treatment in a timely manner
- Free parking for patients visiting the centre
Our team of local medical oncologists are highly experienced and are committed to delivering exceptional cancer care.
Dr Anne ODonnell
Dr ODonnell is an experienced local medical oncologist. She began her specialist medical training in Wellington before moving to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
Dr ODonnell is committed to continual professional development and teaching; she currently chairs the New Zealand Medical Oncology Training Committee for Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is a member of the Cancer and Therapeutics Advisory Panel for PHARMAC. She is actively involved in clinical research and is the local principal investigator for a number of trials open at the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre, including two Phase I protocols.
Her special interests include treatment of sarcoma, genitourinary (including prostate), gastrointestinal and gynaecological cancers.
Dr Brendan Luey
Dr Luey is an experienced medical oncologist and Wellingtonian by birth.
He has worked across several hospitals in both Australia and the United Kingdom and completed his specialist training at Wellington Hospital. Following this he spent three years in cancer research at Newcastle University, UK where he also completed a PhD. Dr Luey returned to Wellington in 2012 and is a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
He treats a variety of tumour types but maintains an interest in lung cancer.
Dr Kate Clarke
Dr Clarke is an experienced medical oncologist and is a proud Wellingtonian with a real love for the windy city. She completed her medical training at Otago, Wellington and London. She has a holistic approach, is passionate about patient-centred care, and believes patients can and should play an active role in their healthcare.
Dr Clarke is an active member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG) and is chair of the Gastrointestinal Special Interest Group (GISIG), New Zealand.
Dr Clarke has a wide-ranging practice with particular interests in breast, colon and upper gastrointestinal tract cancers.
Dr Catherine Barrow
Dr Barrow has been a medical oncologist since 2004 working in Melbourne and Auckland before returning to Wellington to work as a medical oncologist in 2006.
She has also worked as the Ludwig Institute Cancer Research Fellow in Melbourne and as a research fellow at the Auckland University School of Biological Sciences.
Dr Barrow is actively involved in research and is principal investigator of a number of melanoma clinical trials that have been, or are being conducted at Wellington Hospital including phase I/II study collaborations with the Malaghan Institute and Clinical Trials New Zealand.
Dr Barrow is a member of the Executive Committee for the New Zealand Melanoma Network (MELNET) and a visiting oncologist at the multidisciplinary Wellington Regional Melanoma Clinic based at the Plastic Surgical Unit at the Hutt Hospital.
Dr Barrow treats a number of tumour types and has a particular interest in melanoma, lymphoma and breast cancer.
Dr Ken Romeril
MBChB, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Romeril is an experienced haemato-oncologist.
He is originally a Southlander but has worked in Wellington since 1986. He trained in haematology and marrow transplantation in Christchuch and Sydney and also spent a period in oncology in Southampton,UK.
He has been chair of the Myeloma section for the Australasian Leukaemia/Lymphoma Group and is the NZ member on the International Myeloma Working Group. He is founder and CEO of Myeloma NZ which is a registered charity. He has been involved in many clinical trials as the Principal Investigator.
He has a wide ranging haematology practice with special interest in chronic Leukaemias, lymphoma and myeloma.
Dr Douglas Iupati
Dr Douglas Iupati is a Radiation Oncologist with a special interest in prostate practice.
To make a referral or find out more about the centre contact:
P: 04 896 0200
F: 04 896 0201