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March 13, 2018

The Commission on Cancer has granted the Rush University Cancer Center accreditation through 2020 following an extensive onsite survey that demonstrated how Rush has exceeded 34 quality of care standards and sustained excellence across four domains of care: access and service, satisfaction and well-being, quality of care and cancer outcomes.

March 13, 2018

Dana Hayden, MD, thinks that you’re never too young to be screened for colon cancer — provided you have symptoms of the disease, that is.

March 1, 2018

Surgical oncologist Dr. Cristina O’Donoghue is one of less than 30 surgeons in the country to trained to perform isolated limb infusion, which delivers high doses of chemotherapy to an affected arm or leg but not the rest of the body.

January 2, 2018

Rush University Medical Center has received a $275,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for research aimed at developing a blood test to detect lung cancer.

October 19, 2017

Certain cancer cells stave off their death with help from a particular molecule in a protein involved in the body’s immune system response, a research team at Rush University Medical Center has found.

July 28, 2017

Cancer experts at Rush discuss the role of genetics in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

July 25, 2017

Sales of a limited edition White Sox cap with a cancer awareness ribbon in part benefit pediatric cancer research and treatment at Rush.

June 6, 2017

Regardless of skin color, anyone may develop melanoma, but misconceptions to the contrary contribute to higher death rates among non-whites.

June 2, 2017

Rush has partnered with tech company Tempus to expand its biorepository of tissue samples from cancer patients in order to advance cancer care.

May 18, 2017

A new clinical trial provides a new option for kidney cancer patients and adds to Rush’s wider research efforts towards identifying immune system biomarkers to better predict which immunotherapy will work best for individuals no matter which cancer they’re fighting.