Dr Lachlan McDowell is a Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He graduated from University of Queensland in 2008, and received his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 2015. During 2015, he undertook a clinical and research fellowship in head and neck radiation oncology and adult radiation therapy late effects at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada in 2015. He joined the Peter Mac radiation oncology unit in December 2016.
Dr McDowell’s main research interests include translational research in head and neck cancers and late effects in radiation oncology. Lachlan is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society, the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.
Textbook of Uncommon Cancers. 5th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. Chapter 8: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in the Non-endemic populations. Lachlan McDowell, Annette Lim, June Corry.
The Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral Drugs. Holder Arnold - Health Sciences, 2010. Chapter: ‘Ceftriaxone’. Lachlan McDowell, Baek-Nam Kim, David Patterson
McDowell LJ, Huang SH, Xu W, Che J, Wong RK, Brierley J, Kim J, Cummings B, Waldron J, Bayley A, Hansen A, Witterick I, Ringash J. Effect of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy With Concurrent Chemotherapy on Survival for Patients With Cervical Esophageal Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Jan 9. PMID: 28258892)
McDowell LJ, Jacobson MC, Levin W. A high dose intravenous steroid regimen for radiation-induced hypoglossal nerve palsy. Head Neck. 2017 Feb;39(2):E23-E28.
McDowell LJ, Tan TJ, Bressel M, Estall V, Kleid S, Corry J, Johnston M. Outcomes of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck with Parotid Metastases. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jun 21. (Epub). PMID: 27324298
McDowell LJ, Young RJ, Johnston M, Bressel M, Kleid S Estall V, Rischin D, Solomon B, Corry J. p16-positive lymph node metastases from head and neck cutaneous squamous carcinoma: no association with high risk-HPV or prognosis, and implications for workup of the unknown primary. Cancer. 2016 Apr 15;122(8):1201-8. Epub 2016 Feb 16. PMID: 26881928
McDowell L, Collins M, Kleid S, Rischin D, Corry J. T4 squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue without mandibular involvement: surgery or chemoradiotherapy? Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. 2014 Feb;117(2):163-9. Epub 2013 Nov 23. PMID: 24275355