Professional background

Dr Asma Sarwar graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2006. She was awarded the masters in oncology higher degree in 2017. She completed a 3 year clinical fellowship in brachytherapy at University College Hospitals and as part of this undertook a MD(res) at University College London which was awarded in 2022. She has been working at UCLH as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist since 2023 focusing on the treatment of gynaecological cancers. 

Her specialist interests include treatment of gynaecological cancers (cervical, endometrial, vaginal and vulval cancers), advanced brachytherapy techniques and image guided photon radiotherapy. 

Research interests

Dr Asma Sarwar has a strong interest in the brachytherapy treatment of gynaecological cancers. Her MD(res) research has focused on the use of brachytherapy in the treatment of cervical cancer. 

Languages spoken



Sarwar A, Lalli N, Eminowicz G. Ureter dose optimization during image guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Brachytherapy. 2022 Jul-Aug;21(4):397-404. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2022.02.004.Epub 2022 Apr 11. PMID: 35422401.

Sarwar A, Lalli N, Aughwane P, Eminowicz G. Feasibility of ureter delineation and dose recording in the assessment of ureteric stenosis during brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Brachytherapy. 2021 Jul-Aug;20(4):755-764. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2021.03.007. Epub 2021 Apr 26. PMID:33926834.

Sarwar A, Van Griethuysen J, Waterhouse J, Dehbi HM, Eminowicz G, McCormack M. Stratified follow-up for endometrial cancer: a move to more personalized cancer care. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 Dec;31(12):1564-1571. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2021-002903. Epub 2021 Nov 18. PMID: 34795021.

Sarwar A, English S, Papastavrou Y, Thompson A (2020). Impact of brachial plexus movement during radical radiotherapy for head and neck cancers: The case for a larger planning organ at risk volume margin. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 19 (2), 103-107. Doi:10.1017/S1460396919000499