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Medical Oncologist Joins Cancer Treatment Center

Issam Alawin, MD

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa recently announced the addition of Issam Alawin, MD. An experienced medical oncologist who is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alawin came to CTCA to be part of a multidisciplinary team that provides conventional treatments to fight cancer along with supportive therapies to manage cancer-related side effects, all under one roof.

Dr. Alawin earned a medical degree from the University of Jordan School of Medicine in Amman, Jordan. He completed an internship in general practice from Zarqa Governmental Hospital in Zarqa, Jordan, and an internal medicine residency at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan. He then moved to the United States to further his training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston by completing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in oncology.

Prior to joining CTCA, he served as an oncologist in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and he has been a sub-investigator in numerous clinical trials. Dr. Alawin also teaches medical students and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

“We are thrilled about Dr. Alawin joining our team,” said Jay Foley, president and CEO of CTCA Tulsa. “He is passionate about using today’s advances in cancer care, including immunotherapy, genetic testing, targeted therapies and clinical trials, all of which provide excellent options for our cancer patients.”

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA) is a comprehensive cancer care network of hospitals and outpatient care centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Specializing in the treatment of adult cancer patients, CTCA offers an integrative approach to care that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy with advancements in precision cancer treatment and supportive therapies designed to manage side effects and enhance quality of life both during and after treatment. CTCA also offers a range of clinical trials for cancer patients with the objective of revealing new treatments supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country. Visit, and for more information.

Updated 09-13-2018

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