Rishi Jain Joins the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (November 30, 2018) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Rishi Jain, MD, MS, DABOM, as an assistant professor in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Program.

Jain is a 2017 graduate of the Fox Chase/Temple University Fellowship Training Program. He is currently an assistant professor within the GI Medical Oncology Program at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Prior to his fellowship at Fox Chase, Jain completed a residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. In addition, he holds a MS in Human Nutrition from Columbia University and he is board certified in Obesity Medicine. His primary research will focus on the intersections between nutrition and cancer.

As an alumnus of the hematology/oncology fellowship program returning to Fox Chase as a faculty member, Jain will join a group that includes many distinguished physicians, including Igor Astsaturov, MD, PhD, co-leader of the Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute, Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS, chief of the Division of Thoracic Medical Oncology, Crystal Denlinger, MD, FACP, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, and several others.

Jain will begin seeing patients at Fox Chase on December 1.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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