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. 

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. 

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

Honors & Awards

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


Selected Publications

Jain R, Shaikh T, Yee J, Au C, Handorf E, Meyer JE, Dotan E. Impact of malnutrition
and prophylactic feeding jejunostomy placement on treatment-related toxicity and
survival in patients with localized esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant
chemoradiotherapy. Submitted to Nutrition and Cancer.

Wolfe AR, Jain R, Pawlik TM, Walker J, Williams T. Radiation-induced colitis in a
pancreatic cancer patient with a germline BRCA2 mutation: a case report. Submitted to
Advances in Radiation Oncology.

Barta SK, Jain R, Mazumder A, Carter J, Almanzar L, Browne R, Shahnaz S, Elkind R,
Kaminetzky D, Battini R, Derman O, Kornblum N, Verma A, Braunschweig
I. Pharmacokinetics-directed Intravenous Busulfan Combined With High-dose Melphalan
and Bortezomib as a Conditioning Regimen for Patients With Multiple Myeloma. Clin
Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Jun 17. pii: S2152-2650(17)30198-2. doi:
10.1016/j.clml.2017.06.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28684379.

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:

Jain R, Denlinger CS. Incorporating Weight Management into Clinical Care for Cancer
Survivors: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions. Obesity (Silver Spring,
Md.). 2017; 25 Suppl 2:S27-S29. PubMed PMID: 29086512.

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. Review.
PubMed PMID: 27283171.

Knollman H, Godwin JL, Jain R, Wong YN, Plimack ER, Geynisman DM. Muscleinvasive
urothelial bladder cancer: an update on systemic therapy. Ther Adv Urol. 2015
Dec;7(6):312-30. doi: 10.1177/1756287215607418. Review. PubMed PMID: 26622317;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4647143.

Sridharan A, Jain R, Bachhuber MA, Yu Y, Ramesh KH, Gundabolu K, Friedman EW,
Verma AK. Epidemiologic study of myelodysplastic syndromes in a multiethnic, inner city
cohort. Exp Hematol Oncol. 2014 Aug 23;3:22. doi: 10.1186/2162-3619-3-22.
eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25170429; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4147386.

Lam AP, Gundabolu K, Sridharan A, Jain R, Msaouel P, Chrysofakis G, Yu Y, Friedman
E, Price E, Schrier S, Verma AK. Multiplicative interaction between mean corpuscular
volume and red cell distribution width in predicting mortality of elderly patients with and
without anemia. Am J Hematol. 2013 Nov;88(11):E245-9. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23529. Epub
2013 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 23828763; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5479065.

Jain R, Strickler HD, Fine E, Sparano JA. Clinical studies examining the impact of
obesity on breast cancer risk and prognosis. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2013
Dec;18(3-4):257-66. doi: 10.1007/s10911-013-9307-3. Epub 2013 Nov 13. Review.
PubMed PMID: 24221746.

Baloch Z, LiVolsi VA, Jain P, Jain R, Aljada I, Mandel S, Langer JE, Gupta PK. Role of
repeat fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the management of thyroid
nodules. Diagn Cytopathol. 2003 Oct;29(4):203-6. PubMed PMID: 14506672.

Additional Publications

Dr. Jain on PubMed



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  • 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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