Dr Carla Perna

Consultant Clinical Oncology

MD, MRCP, FRCR (equiv)

Personal profile

Carla Perna specialises in urological cancers and has a particular interest in prostate and testicular cancers.

Training and Appointment

Dr Perna qualified in 2009 in Italy.  She trained as a Radiation Oncologist and spent two years doing research in pelvic radiotherapy at the University College of London Hospital.

With her team, she performs 400 prostate brachytherapy cases a year using both low-dose-rate and high-dose-rate techniques.


Dr Perna is heavily involved in research, having been the Principal Investigator for most of the urological trials, including those using the newest radiotherapy techniques with hypo-fractionation and stereotactic radiotherapy using MRI Linac and SpaceOAR, systemic treatment including immunotherapy for prostate cancer and Theranostic (lutetium PSMA for metastatic prostate cancer).

Clinical Interests

  • Uro-Oncology 
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy

Professional Memberships

  • Royal college of Radiology
  • British Medical Association

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital
  • Frimley Park NHS Trust

Research Interests

  • Hypo-fractionation in radiotherapy, MRI Linac
  • Use of SpaceOAR in radiotherapy and brachytherapy
  • Systemic treatments including immunotherapy
  • Theranostics - Lutetium PSMA for metastatic prostate cancer

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