The Rush Cast
Coronavirus: What you need to know

Coronavirus: What you need to know

January 30, 2020

Today we talk with Michael Lin, MD, Rush Infectious Disease Specialist and hospital epidemiologist and Alexander Tomich, DNP, RN, Associate Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Effectiveness at Rush. The two discuss the recent coronavirus outbreak, what you need to know to stay safe, and how Rush is prepared to deal with such outbreaks.

A Time to Be Hopeful: How lung cancer screening and new treatments are improving lung cancer care

A Time to Be Hopeful: How lung cancer screening and new treatments are improving lung cancer care

November 19, 2019

Michael Liptay, MD, chair of thoracic surgery at Rush along with Linda Dowling, RN, the lung cancer screening program nurse coordinator, talk to medical oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center. The three discuss how lung cancer screening can help catch lung cancer earlier, when it is most curable, and innovative treatments providing more hope for people diagnosed with lung cancer.

Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

October 18, 2019
Lisa Stempel, MD, diagnostic radiologist and Acting Medical Director of breast imaging at Rush, talks to medical oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center. The two discuss the importance of breast cancer screening, what it means to have dense breasts and how breast cancer screening saves lives.
 
Taking Action: Addressing Gender Inequities in Health Care

Taking Action: Addressing Gender Inequities in Health Care

September 11, 2019

Sheila Dugan, MD, Acting Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Co-Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Health Care at Rush talks with medical oncologist Shikha Jain, MD,  Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center. The two discuss some of the challenges women in health care face and the work they’re doing to make gender equity a top priority in their field.

Acupuncture and Cancer: Helping patients in mind, body and spirit

Acupuncture and Cancer: Helping patients in mind, body and spirit

August 30, 2019

Angela Johnson, DACM, a practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the Supportive Oncology Program at Rush chats with medical oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center. The two talk about how acupuncture can help improve people’s symptoms, side effects and quality of life before, during and after cancer treatments.  

A Watershed Moment in Cancer: Precision Medicine

A Watershed Moment in Cancer: Precision Medicine

July 31, 2019

Ashiq Masood, MD, Clinical Director of Rush’s Precision Oncology Program chats with medical oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center. The two discuss how precision medicine is opening up innovative ways to treat advanced-stage cancers.

Excellence Breaks New Ground: Planning Rush’s New Building

Excellence Breaks New Ground: Planning Rush’s New Building

June 21, 2019

Mia Levy, MD, Director of the Rush University Cancer Center, Deborah Hall, MD, Director of Rush's Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, and Patty Nedved, Associate Vice President of Ambulatory Transformation, chat with medical oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center.

The four discuss the planning of the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building and how the center will improve the patient experience at Rush. 

Skin Cancer Risks: It’s Not Just About the Sun

Skin Cancer Risks: It’s Not Just About the Sun

May 24, 2019

Arthur Rhodes, MD, a dermatologist who specializes in melanoma and skin cancer and the Director of the Melanoma Surveillance Clinic, chats with Shikha Jain, MD, medical oncologist and Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center.  The two discuss the risks of skin cancer and melanoma, why it’s not always linked to sun exposure and more.

Immunotherapy: Changing Cancer Care

Immunotherapy: Changing Cancer Care

April 24, 2019

Timothy Kuzel, MD, the Division Chief of hematology, oncology and cell therapy, who specializes in genitourinary cancers and immunotherapy, chats with Shikha Jain, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, gastrointestinal medical oncologist and Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center. The two discuss immunotherapies and how they are changing cancer care.

On the Rise: Colon Cancer in People Under 50

On the Rise: Colon Cancer in People Under 50

March 11, 2019

Gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine Salina Lee, MD, and Dana Hayden, MD, associate professor of surgery and Chief of colon and rectal surgery, chat with Shikha Jain, MD, assistant professor of medicine, gastrointestinal medical oncologist and Physician Director of Media for the Rush University Cancer Center. The three discuss issues related to rising rates of colon cancer among people under 50, as well as useful diet and exercise tips.