pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness

The COVID-19 pandemic presents clinicians with a unique set of challenges in managing breast cancer patients. As hospital resources and staff become more limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes critically important to define which breast cancer patients require more urgent care and which patients can wait for treatment until the pandemic is over. A…

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Dr. Mateo Ziu, medical director of the Inova Brain and Spine Tumor Program and medical director of neuro-oncology at Inova Schar Cancer Institute, was a senior author on the recent article Urgent considerations for the neuro-oncologic treatment of patients with gliomas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece contains professional guidelines for implementing a proactive and…

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When the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) developed its COVID-19 professional practice guidelines, a work group of ASTRO members contributed – including Inova Schar’s Chairman and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Gopal Bajaj, who collaborated with fellow physicians from hospitals around the United States. The group based the guidelines on information from a…

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Doctor by proton therapy machine

During radiation treatment, doctors are picking up images that could indicate COVID-19 in patients who are asymptomatic. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s Chairman and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Gopal Bajaj, spoke with Bloomberg Law about how radiation oncologists are emerging as the coronavirus’s unlikely sleuths. According to the April 2020 article, there have been…

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Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD, is the clinical program director of genitourinary cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and has a special interest in caring for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. Read Dr. Aragon-Ching’s profile.  (Originally published May 15, 2017) Bladder cancer…

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The COVID-19 outbreak is posing unprecedented risks and challenges for all communities and healthcare systems worldwide. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary team is continuously monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. Our dedicated team of experts is up-to-date on developments and CDC guidelines, and has developed a comprehensive response plan to maintain the safety and well-being…

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People with asthma or other lung conditions should make a plan in case of suspected COVID-19 infection, due to their higher risk of developing complications. According to Dr. Bobby Mahajan, medical director of interventional pulmonology at Invoa Fairfax Hospital, individuals with known asthma or other lung conditions should establish ahead of time who will take…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people wear homemade face masks in public. “A virus like this is spread through droplets. So, the droplets when you cough, droplets when you sneeze; some people have droplets when they speak,” says Dr. Kari Scantlebury, emergency room physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Read more about…

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