Rush Is First in Illinois to Offer Novel Treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Patients with metastatic neuroendocrine cancer no longer have to travel abroad or out of state for a sought-after targeted therapy called peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, or PRRT. Article sourced from Rush University Medical Center. Patients with metastatic neuroendocrine cancer no longer have to travel abroad or out of state for a sought-after targeted therapy called … Continued

Helping Young People with Brain Cancer

When Dan and Meg Kresach lost their 22-year-old daughter Olivia to an aggressive form of brain cancer, they both wanted to help others facing similar daunting situations, including other young adults being treated at Rush. Article sourced from Rush University Medical Center. When Dan and Meg Kresach lost their 22-year-old daughter Olivia to an aggressive … Continued

Rush Lung Cancer Surgery Program Rated Among Best in the Nation

Rush earned a three-star rating — the highest rating possible — from Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the eighth consecutive time. Article sourced from Rush University Medical Center The lung cancer surgery program at Rush University Medical Center has received three stars — the highest rating possible — from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, an honor given to only … Continued

Rush Testing New Brain Cancer Vaccine

Rush University Medical Center is part of a new clinical trial testing whether an experimental vaccine can help patients’ immune systems stop the spread of glioblastoma — an aggressive form of brain cancer with very few current treatment options. Article sourced from Rush University Medical Center Rush University Medical Center is part of a new clinical trial … Continued

Cancer Treatment Saves Time and Breasts

Article Sourced from Rush University Medical Center Therapy may eliminate need for repeat visits, mastectomies Some women with early-stage breast cancer now may be able to replace weeks of daily radiation treatments with just one dose of radiation that is delivered at the time of lumpectomy. This procedure, known as intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT, … Continued

Breast Cancer Expert at Rush Named Among ‘Top Cancer Doctors’ by Chicago Magazine

Article Sourced from Rush University Medical Center Twenty-three physicians from Rush University Medical Center were named “top cancer doctors” in the January 2017 issue of Chicago magazine. The list of Chicago-area doctors was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical, a health care research and information company, from a survey of fellow physicians. Dr. Kerstin Stenson, otolaryngologist, … Continued

Team Effort Against Breast Cancer

Article sourced from Rush University Medical Center Jackie Theisen first felt the lump in her breast while nursing her nine month-old daughter. “I figured it was related to breast feeding,” she says. “But over time, it kept growing.” A mammogram led to an ultrasound, which led to a biopsy that confirmed Theisen had breast cancer. … Continued

5 Facts About Breast Cancer

Article Sourced from Rush University Medical Center Each October since 1984, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has tried to get people talking — and learning — about the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women (except for skin cancers) in the United States. Here, Ruta Rao, MD, a medical oncologist at Rush University Medical Center, provides … Continued