Tawam Oncology Center is the main provider of comprehensive cancer care in the United Arab Emirates and continues to be at the forefront of cancer treatment in the Gulf region.
Tawam Oncology Center offers patients access to the latest technologies to diagnose, stage and monitor cancers, including high-resolution spiral CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET-CT scans (offered by our community partner Tawam Molecular Imaging Center), along with state-of-the-art pathology services.
The array of treatment options includes:
- Cancer surgery
- Hormone therapy
- Monoclonal antibody therapy
- Radiation therapy
Through our state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and care, patients have access to clinical trials and a full range of support care services to improve their health and quality of life. Many of these services are not available elsewhere in the UAE under the umbrella of a single entity multidisciplinary cancer center.
The Medical Oncology/Hematology division has over 40 beds and admits over 1,800 patients per year and provides a range of cutting-edge treatment options which include systemic chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies, regional chemotherapy, intra-hepatic chemo embolization, radiofrequency ablation (in association with radiology department), immunotherapy, biological treatments and others. All therapy is given in accordance with the internationally recognised standard – the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) clinical practice guidelines.
The Radiation Oncology service receives an average of 600 new patient referrals each year and is equipped with two state- of-the-art linear accelerators, the only tomotherapy unit and brachytherapy facility in the UAE. With this technology, the department is able to provide treatment options for several types of cancer. Rapid access to radiotherapy is key to achieving long-term survival rates. Our Department meets industry standard waiting time targets for both radical and palliative radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy treatment is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of doctors (Radiotherapists), medical physicists and therapeutic radiographers. Tawam Hospital was for many years the sole provider of radiation therapy in the UAE. It is renowned in the region for its highly-skilled and innovative staff who are at the heart of all its achievements.
The Palliative Care Program at Tawam Oncology Center is unique in the UAE. The service has a dedicated in-patient unit with 10 beds available and admits an average of 200 patients a year. The goal of our team is to help patients achieve the highest possible quality of life throughout every stage of illness. The palliative care team applies a wide variety of clinical techniques to address medical, emotional and social needs important to patients and their families.
Surgical Oncology at Tawam Hospital is offered to patients with solid tumors with the areas of expertise in breast, skin, sarcoma, gastro-intestinal tract including liver and pancreas, head and neck, lung, gynaecological, renal, urinary tract and prostate cancers.
Tawam Breast Care Center, a dedicated service, provides comprehensive breast care services from screening and diagnostic imaging to comprehensive surgical and post-surgical care. Over 3,000 screening and diagnositic mammograms are performed annually, with an average of 4,000 patient attendance annually at the breast care clinic and over 200 cases receiving breast surgery.