Rishi Jain, MD, MS, DABOM

Rishi Jain, MD, MS, DABOM

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor

Treatment Focus

Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy

Treatment Philosophy

I’m a medical oncologist specializing in cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. I am very passionate about building relationships with my patients and their families to provide them the highest quality of care. We make every effort to ensure that all questions are answered so that patients and their families feel comfortable with every decision made at each juncture throughout their cancer journey. At Fox Chase Cancer Center, I take special pride in collaborating with my peers, including gastroenterologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and other cancer specialists to ensure that our patients receive the most individualized care possible.

Nutrition and Cancer: A Practicing Oncologist’s Perspective

In this webinar, Fox Chase medical oncologist Rishi Jain, MD, MS, DABOM, discusses the impact of malnutrition and muscle wasting on cancer outcomes as well as the role of diet, nutrition, and physical activity in cancer prevention and survivorship.

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Recorded July 10, 2019
Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center – Philadelphia, PA, 2014-17
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2011-14
  • MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH, 2011
  • MS (Human Nutrition), Columbia University, New York, NY, 2007


  • Pennsylvania Medical License
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology
  • Board Certified in Obesity Medicine


  • NCCN Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline Panel Member
  • Cancer Cachexia Society Educational Committee Member
  • American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 - Selected for the NCI-funded Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop
  • Cancer Cachexia Conference 2018 - Certificate of Excellence for Research Abstract and Special Designation as a “Next Generation Researcher in Cancer Cachexia”
Research Profile

Research Interests

Diet, Nutrition, Cancer Cachexia, Cancer Survivorship, Obesity, Weight Management, Quality-of-Life, Physical Activity, Exercise

My research focus is related to the intersections between diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer therapy. Questions regarding the importance of nutrition and its relationship with cancer are commonly encountered in the oncology clinic. I have always taken a special interest in understanding the impact of nutritional status as a modifiable risk factor in various cancers. I received my master’s degree in human nutrition from Columbia University in New York. More recently, I became board certified in Obesity Medicine to improve our efforts to manage obesity and related health conditions in addition to treating one’s cancer. I am conducting novel research studying the relationships between specific cancers, nutrition and physical activity with the ultimate goal of improving clinical outcomes such as enhancing treatment effectiveness and reducing therapy related side effects.


Selected Publications

Jain R, Coss C, Whooley P, Phelps M, Owen DH. The Role of Malnutrition and Muscle Wasting in Advanced Lung Cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2020 May 15;22(6):54. doi: 10.1007/s11912-020-00916-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 32409907.

Jain R, Yee JL, Shaikh T, Au C, Handorf E, Meyer JE, Dotan E. Treatment-related toxicity and outcomes in older versus younger patients with esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation. J Geriatr Oncol. 2020 May;11(4):668-674. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.06.014. Epub 2019 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 31257165.

Jain R, Vijayvergia N, Devarajan K, Lewis B, Denlinger CS, Cohen SJ, Dotan E. Chemotherapy use and survival in older adults with metastatic pancreatic cancer in the combination therapy era. J Geriatr Oncol. 2020 May;11(4):640-646. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.12.013. Epub 2020 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 31917116.

Jain R, Handorf E, Khare V, Blau M, Chertock Y, Hall MJ. Impact of Baseline Nutrition and Exercise Status on Toxicity and Outcomes in Phase I and II Oncology Clinical Trial Participants. Oncologist. 2020 Feb;25(2):161-169. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0289. Epub 2019 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 32043776; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7011642.

Jain R, Denlinger CS. Incorporating Weight Management into Clinical Care for Cancer Survivors: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Nov;25 Suppl 2:S27-S29. doi: 10.1002/oby.22016. PubMed PMID: 29086512; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5744874.

Jain R, Dotan E. Nutrition and Aging: a Practicing Oncologist's Perspective. Curr Oncol Rep. 2017 Sep 7;19(11):71. doi: 10.1007/s11912-017-0630-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 28884400.

Jain R, Savage MJ, Forman AD, Mukherji R, Hall MJ. The Relevance of Hereditary Cancer Risks to Precision Oncology: What Should Providers Consider When Conducting Tumor Genomic Profiling?. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Jun;14(6):795-806. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2016.0080. Review. PubMed PMID: 27283171.

Additional Publications

Dr. Jain on PubMed



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  • 5.0
    June 25, 2020
    My husband's care from Dr. Jain & his team was exceptional.
  • 5.0
    June 25, 2020
    the care provided was and always has been beyond excellent. thank you
  • 5.0
    May 25, 2020
    Dr. Jain and his team gave me more help and info than I ever got from anywhere else. I have complete confident in Fox Chase & their team and they have helped me more then I can express.
  • 5.0
    May 21, 2020
    Excellent Doctor & Staff. [...]
  • 5.0
    May 19, 2020
    Dr. was very attentive with any woes.
  • 5.0
    April 27, 2020
    No bad experiences at all.
  • 5.0
    March 30, 2020
    Very good.
  • 5.0
    February 21, 2020
    I am very impressed with "Fox Chase" and I am very impressed with Dr. Rishi Jain.
  • 5.0
    January 23, 2020
    The MD and nurses are very pleasant. [...]
  • 5.0
    January 12, 2020
    I felt respected and well cared for.
  • 5.0
    December 29, 2019
    dr, nurse, aide and fellow as well as CT staff were all, and always have been, fantastic !I drive two hours to your facility because of this care.
  • 5.0
    December 02, 2019
    its always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Jain
  • 4.5
    November 18, 2019
    Very good.
  • 5.0
    November 15, 2019
    Good experience - I like Dr. Rishi Jain very much.
  • 5.0
    November 11, 2019
    Dr. & nurses were excellent. Great care. Excellent care.
  • 5.0
    November 10, 2019
    Dr. Jain and staff are outstanding-
  • 5.0
    October 30, 2019
  • 5.0
    October 30, 2019
    could not be more confident with the care I receive at FCCC. love Dr Jain

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