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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.  

September 11, 2018

Rush is testing whether a vaccine can help people’s own immune system slow the spread of glioblastomas, a deadly form of brain cancer.

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.