Lung cancer screening guidelines could save thousands of lives

Michael Weyant, MD, is a specialty care physician board-certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery who has special expertise in robotic minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer and thoracic surgery. He joined Inova Health System as the system-wide director of the thoracic surgery program in 2021 and has been practicing surgery since 1996. Lung cancer is…

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Cancer survivorship programs at Inova – Life with Cancer and the new Survivorship Clinic

Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, is an oncology-certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Life with Cancer. She serves as the Survivorship Program Manager at Inova Schar Cancer Life with Cancer. Her areas of interest include adolescent and young adults impacted by cancer, illness’ effect on sexuality, intimacy and fertility, couples and cancer, dating and cancer,…

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Debunking breast cancer myths

Teja Poosarla, MD is a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the management of breast cancer at Inova Schar Cancer. She has been the principle investigator and has collaborated in multiple breast clinical trials. There are myths around breast cancer that we tend to take as established facts. This may lead us to make certain decisions…

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4 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Ahmed Saleh, MD is a cardiologist board certified in cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, vascular ultrasound interpretation and internal medicine at Inova. He loves spending time with his family and friends, playing soccer, exercising, and traveling. Stay on top of your heart health Your heart works hard to keep your entire system functioning. Caring for your…

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Repurposed Skin Cancer Drug Effective for Rare Brain Cancer

A multi-institutional study has identified a new treatment option for papillary craniopharyngioma, a rare form of cancer that forms along the central nervous system. “Brain tumors are rare, and papillary craniopharyngioma tumors are rare among this group,” said Adam Cohen, M.D., co-director of the neuro-oncology program at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. “We found that…

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A Minimally Invasive Option for Pulmonary Regurgitation

Wayne Batchelor, MD ,MHS is Associate Director of Inova Schar Heart and Vascular, System Director of Interventional Cardiology, and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Education at Inova Health System. Dr. Batchelor is board certified in cardiology with added qualifications in interventional cardiology. Catherine Tomasulo, MD, is Director of Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiology at…

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Inova Lung Cancer Researcher Leads Study Offering New Hope for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Historically, small cell lung cancer has been one of the deadliest malignancies, with an overall five-year relative survival rate of just 7%, according to the American Cancer Society. However, research breakthroughs are aiming to change that – and researchers at Inova Schar Cancer Institute are leading the way. In June 2023, Nagla Abdel Karim, MD,…

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