Eliminating Cervical Cancer in Chicago

Article sourced from Rush University A nonprofit organization that helped narrow the racial gap in breast cancer deaths has expanded its scope to eliminating cervical cancer deaths for all women in Chicago.    Housed and developed at Rush University Medical Center, the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force was established in 2008 in response to … Continued

Rush Earns Pancreatic Cancer Distinction

Article sourced from Rush University The National Pancreas Foundation has recognized Rush University Medical Center as a National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer, a designation given to hospitals that have demonstrated the multidisciplinary approach, social support and advanced research resources needed to successfully treat this devastating disease.  The Medical Center is one of only 43 hospitals … Continued

Putting Precision Oncology Into Practice

Article sourced from Rush University Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch medical record company Epic’s module for genomic results, giving providers the tools they need to tailor patient care at the molecular level.  Rush will use the module as part of its Precision Oncology Program to integrate the power of genomic … Continued

Two Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality

Article sourced from Rush University Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital again earned high marks in one of the nation’s most respected assessments of health care quality. Both hospitals received five-star ratings, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rush Copley Medical Center received four stars from … Continued

Can the Flu Shot Help Fight Cancer?

Article sourced from Rush University 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. The study results were published Dec. 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Continued

Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders

Article sourced from Rush University Rush University Medical Center oncologist Dr. Shikha Jain has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019, a group of health care providers, researchers and executives in their 30s who have made significant contributions in the areas of health care administration, management or policy early in their careers. “We are … Continued

Rush Earns Vizient Top Ranking

Article sourced from Rush University Rush University Medical Center provides the highest quality care of 93 major academic medical centers ranked in the 2019 Quality and Accountability Study by Vizient, Inc., the health care performance improvement organization announced September 19 at its annual conference.  Nearly all of the nation’s academic medical centers — 95% — … Continued

Cancer Center Earns ASCO Distinction

Article sourced from Rush University 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.  This is the first time the Cancer Center has earned this certification, placing Rush among the top … Continued