Azhar M. Awan, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Sherman Hospital
Azhar M. Awan, MD, specializes in treating all solid tumors and lymphomas. He is particularly skilled in the treatment of prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and breast cancer. Dr. Awan is an expert in leading edge cancer treatments, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and 3-D conformal radiation therapy. He also is skilled in the use of unsealed radioactive sources for treating painful bone metastases.
Dr. Awan has been a contributing researcher in several cancer studies, including early trials that formed the basis of the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer program at the University of Chicago. These studies evaluated the combined use of radiation therapy and chemotherapy against both untreated and previously irradiated head and neck cancers, using a unique every other week treatment schedule. Dr. Awan also has contributed to both the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial and the SELECT study -- an investigation of vitamin E and selenium in the possible prevention of prostate cancer.
Since January 2010, Dr. Awan has served as medical director of radiation oncology at the Sherman Cancer Center in Elgin, IL. The University of Chicago's Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology provides all professional and physics services at this center.
Dr. Awan has regularly been named to the list of "Top Doctors" in Chicago and in America by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Sherman Cancer Center
Year Started Practice
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
Rush Medical Center, Chicago
American College of Radiation Oncology
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View a partial list of Dr. Awan's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.