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Cancer

August 3, 2020

Fewer people would die of colorectal cancer if health care providers adopted a new model of screening that combines better risk assessment, more options for noninvasive testing and more targeted referrals for colonoscopy.

June 17, 2020

Delayed screening for colorectal cancer, one of the most preventable and treatable of all cancers, is threatening to reverse progress on reducing the rate of the disease.

February 17, 2020

The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force's new name, Equal Hope, reflects the expansion of the non-profit's scope to eliminate cervical cancer deaths in Chicago. 

February 3, 2020

Oncologists at Rush University Medical Center are among the first in the country to be able to have results of genomic tests returned directly into the electronic medical record.  

January 6, 2020

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat cancer. 

October 17, 2019

Rush University Medical Center oncologist Dr. Shikha Jain has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019. 

October 8, 2019

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Rush system is holding free events throughout the month to educate women about breast cancer screenings and treatment. 

September 5, 2019

Rush University Medical Center has received a three-year certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) by demonstrating that the Cancer Center’s processes surpass national benchmarks for providing high-quality care.  

 

October 24, 2018

Rush University Medical Center has received a $5 million donation from Chicago philanthropists Robert and Emily King that will accelerate blood cancer immunotherapy research and the development of new treatment options. 

October 15, 2018

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, a breast cancer specialist and nationally recognized precision oncology leader, has been appointed director of the Rush University Cancer Center.