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 Medicine. 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.
Dr. Awan regularly appears on the Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s list of "Top Doctors" in Chicago and in America.