Cancer Care Center

The Cancer Care Center at the American Hospital Dubai has remained a leading center of excellence for cancer care within the region since opening its medical campus in 2005. Through an integrated program and a passionate team led by American Board Certified Hematologists and Oncologists, the American Hospital Dubai Cancer Center provides Dubai with premium healthcare solutions.

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second largest cause of global deaths, with 8.8 million fatalities in 2015.  In UAE, after cardiovascular diseases, cancer remains the leading cause of death. 

In line with the UAE National agenda to bring down cancer-associated mortality, the department of oncology and hematology at the American Hospital Dubai has been transformed into a comprehensive cancer care center.  The center is focused on delivering world-class comprehensive cancer care ranging from preventative measures and early detection to the state of the art treatment and supportive services incorporating a multidisciplinary team framework that include members from various disciplines that include medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, breast care clinic, palliative care, and pain, nutrition and health psychology.

Our vision is to create a culture that encourages and reinforces patient-centric care.  We are utilizing cutting-edge scientific data and innovative strategies with compassion to ensure that all those who are at risk and affected by cancer have access to the highest quality care.

Our mission is to provide excellence in cancer care through outstanding programs that integrate quality patient care, education, research and collaboration with the world leading hospitals like Mayo Clinic as a Mayo Clinic network member (MCCN). 

Medical oncologists at the American Hospital cancer care center utilize a comprehensive, integrated, and multidisciplinary care model to treat patients with cancer. All the new cases and their management is discussed and reviewed in the multidisciplinary tumor board meetings.  We offer a wide range of treatment strategies including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy as per standard guidelines and best practices for various cancers including brain, head and neck, breast, lung, liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, colorectal, ovarian, uterine, cervix, sarcomas and other common and rare cancers. 

The Cancer Care Center at the American Hospital Dubai supports the most advanced radiation therapies available on a global level. The department’s team of high-skilled and qualified radiation experts consists of nurses, radiation therapists, physicists and dosimetrists who work together with radiation oncologists to design and develop treatment plans that obliterate the disease and infected areas and heal the patient within the possibilities.

Our Radiation Oncology department enforces a patient-centered approach to care and treatment, using the most recent medical advancements and cutting-edge technology to provide cancer patients with their best shot at a full recovery.

The Surgical Oncology department of the American Hospital Dubai focuses on the surgical management of tumors and cancerous growths.  Our team of surgeons, bring the best expertise in the management of complex surgical oncology cases including the head and neck, Lung and other thoracic malignancies, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, colorectal, breast and oncoplastic, ovarian, uterine, kidney, prostate, bladder and other cancers and with the utilization of standard and advanced surgical techniques including laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

Providing cancer treatments and care of the highest level to subjects with Hematological and Oncological disorders, the Pediatric Oncology department offers treatments to patients strictly below the age of 18 years. By providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment plans and surgical procedures, our team of pediatric oncologists work closely together to determine the best course of action for every patient while taking into account their diagnosis, detailed medical history and age.

The department’s approach is different from other oncology departments as it often refers patients to other departments and clinics within the hospital, such as the Cardiopulmonary division, the Medical Imaging branch or the hospital’s laboratories. The physicians will also make direct admissions for pediatric inpatient care, from the clinic to the pediatric ward.

Cancer treatments can often be painful and highly aggressive. This is where Palliative Care comes in. Helping patients ease into their treatment programs and deal with the painful side-effects of cancer surgeries and medical procedures, Palliative Care is administered in parallel with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, to relieve the pain and improve the patient’s mental health and quality of life during their battle with cancer.

Cancer therapy is complicated on an emotional and physical level for the patient, which is why Palliative Care is commonly considered as an integral part of the treatment plans for serious diseases and life-threatening illnesses.

Palliative Care in no way acts as a replacement for primary treatment but rather works in conjunction with medical therapies the patient already receiving to alleviate pain and control the symptoms throughout the cancer journey.

The American Hospital Dubai provides a comprehensive list of cancer support services for cancer patients, their families and loved ones, such as support groups, lodging assistance, nutritional care, and dietary plans, and physical and emotional therapies.


The American Hospital Dubai provides complete multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with Cancer in Dubai. In selected patients, cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), visible cancerous tumors are first removed from the abdominal cavity surgically. The cavity is then bathed with hot chemotherapy — heated to 42 degrees Celsius — to kill any microscopic cancer cells that remain. Hyperthermia augments the cytotoxicity of chemotherapy, and intraperitoneal installation allows for delivery of much higher doses locally than are possible systemically, while minimizing toxicity.

There are many types of tumors that are potentially treatable with HIPEC. Candidacy for HIPEC surgery is made on an individual basis. Some of the more commonly treated tumors include:

  • Mucinous tumor of appendix (LAMN)/Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Appendix cancer with carcinomatosis
  • Colon or rectal cancer with carcinomatosis
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Primary peritoneal carcinoma
  • Ovarian cancer

American Hospital Panel of Doctors

Abdul Hafeez Siddiqui

Consultant Pediatric Oncologist & Hematologist

English, Hindi, Urdu

Ali Al Dameh

Consultant Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist

Arabic, English

Dima H Abdul Jabbar

Consultant Oncology/Internal Medicine

Arabic, English

Faraz A. Khan

Consultant Hematologist & Medical Oncologist

English, Urdu

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