New BLVR Procedure Gives Doris Her Life Back

Emphysema is a serious lung disease, with symptoms that drastically affect an individual’s quality of life. The wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath can make the simplest activities – from going to the grocery store to walking the dog – difficult. Smoking is the most common cause of emphysema. The disease damages the tiny air…

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Expert Panel Develops Guidance to Manage Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients

Jennifer DeSimone, MD, is board-certified in dermatology practicing at Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. DeSimone specializes in skin lymphomas and high-risk skin cancers. Her goal is to help educate her patients about skin cancer etiology, management and importantly, prevention. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer, is a…

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Inova Announces Gift to Endow Sheridan Director, Molecular Tumor Board at Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Falls Church, VA —Inova today announced that it has received a $1 million gift from Win Sheridan, co-founder of APEX Systems, to endow the role of the Director of the Molecular Tumor Board at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. In recognition of Sheridan’s generous gift, this position will be renamed to be the Sheridan Director, Molecular…

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Proton Therapy for Pediatric Patients

Cancer is a formidable diagnosis, but it is even more disconcerting when it affects a child. Radiation, a traditional therapy to treat the disease, can harm a child’s growing body, resulting in developmental delays, hormone deficiencies, and restricted bone growth. Many of the pediatric patients also experience a long-term side effect from this therapy, including…

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Data from NIH/NHLBI-Sponsored Phase 2 Trial of Fostamatinib in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases

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Falls Church, VA – Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL), today announced the publication of results from a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety of fostamatinib for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, in Clinical Infectious Diseases, an official publication of the Infectious Disease Society of America. The study was sponsored by the National…

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Inova Loudoun Mobile Health Services: September 2021

Leesburg, VA — Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be providing countywide blood pressure screenings at a variety of locations during the month of September. The screenings are free. For further information call the Mobile Health hotline at 703-858-8818 or visit www.inova.org/mobilehealth.  Wednesday, September 1, 10 a.m. to noonLeesburg Senior Center102 North St. North…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Offering Virtual “Ask the Expert” Lecture – Robotic MAKOplasty® Total Hip & Knee Replacements

Leesburg, VA – As part of its free “Ask the Expert” lecture series, Inova Loudoun Hospital will host “Robotic MAKOplasty® Total Hip & Knee Replacements” on Wednesday,September 15 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. using the Zoom video platform. Join Dr. Nauman Akhtar, board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program, for an informative…

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