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Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute has co-authored a groundbreaking bladder cancer research paper just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The large phase III clinical study showed that the addition of immunotherapy with Avelumab (Bavencio) increased the duration of overall survival by almost 50% in patients when given…

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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, do not be afraid to come to the hospital for immediate care. Inova’s Emergency Rooms are open for all patients and remain a safe place to seek care in Northern Virginia. During this time of COVID-19, Inova has implemented additional safety procedures at all facilities, based on CDC…

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Ryan Zimmerman of the World Series champion Washington Nationals was featured on NBC’s Today Show on Friday, April 17 to discuss his recently founded Pros for Heroes Relief Fund, which supports front-line healthcare workers and their families. The fund has already donated gifts of meals and financial resources to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for team…

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Inova Health System is looking for individuals recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma (colorless fluid part of blood) for a research study. Your donated plasma contains immunoglobulins (immune protection) and this study will use your plasma to help patients currently sick with COVID-19 disease. Learn more at inova.org/covid19/research

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The Frederick News-Post published a story on March 24 about the additional risks of COVID-19 complications that could be faced by those with underlying health conditions including asthma. Having asthma does not make people more at risk of getting COVID-19, says Inova’s Amit (Bobby) K. Mahajan, MD, who also serves as a volunteer spokesman for…

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