Curing Cancer

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (4)

  • Natasha Gregson Wagner was originally supposed to be a new cast member but was gone in the following season.

  • Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, and Christine Lahti all were in the movie 'The Doctors'.

  • This episode introduces Dr. Gina Simon as a neurosurgeon.

  • This is the last episode of the fifth season, and for Drs. Austin, Catera, Kronk, Grad, Yeats, and Hancock.

Trivia (3)

  • All of the departing doctors except Diane Grad were fired by the new board Chairman Jeffrey Geiger. Dr. Grad resigned in support of her husband.

  • Chicago Hope house counsel Stu Brickman inexplicably did not appear in court to represent the hospital.

  • Judge Aldrich had previously retired from the bench, and then briefly worked as house counsel of Chicago Hope before becoming seriously ill. Any one of those three facts would have precluded him from hearing this case.