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FDA Approves Cutting-Edge Cancer Drug from Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trial

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Inova’s Dr. John Deeken served as the site principal investigator for this prestigious study In groundbreaking news for the medical and cancer research community, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new, breakthrough cancer drug, larotrectinib, or Vitrakvi®, that targets specific genetic mutations in adult and pediatric patients. This is only the second tissue-agnostic…

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Pneumococcal (Strep) Vaccine: Should I Get It?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin is a board certified internist at Inova General Internal Medicine Group – Ballston. He has 21 years of clinical experience and special interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, and dermatologic procedures. Streptococcus pneumoniae – commonly referred to as “strep” or “pneumococcus” – is a familiar type of bacteria associated with varying infections which…

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What is Pulmonary Hypertension? Learn the Facts to Breathe Easy

Oksana A. Shlobin, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group board-certified in pulmonary disease. She is the director of education for the Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital.   Many people know that high blood pressure is cause for concern. But most people are not aware that…

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Moving Through Cancer Treatment

Caitlin Sweeney, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT is a physical therapist at Inova Physical Therapy Centers and Life With Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institute that enhances the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support free of charge. She specializes in oncology rehabilitation and treatment of lymphedema.   When…

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Sarah Zgainer, MSN, C-PNP is the Inova Children’s Urgent Care Assistant Director. Inova offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at our Manassas, Dulles South, Reston, Tyson’s Corner, and West Springfield urgent care centers. All staff is cross-trained in pediatric emergency medicine. Click here to learn more about Inova Children’s Urgent Care services. It’s that time of…

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Personalizing Cancer Care

Kirsten Edmiston, M.D., is a breast surgical oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   You may already know about genetic testing for ancestry and inherited diseases, but an advancement in genetic testing goes one step further, giving usable information about which medication options are best for you. A Targeted Approach At Inova Schar Cancer Institute, patients…

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Should You Go 3D for Mammogram Screening?

Monjari Gillian, MD is a diagnostic radiologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   The research is clear: Annual breast cancer screening with mammography can reduce deaths from breast cancer by up to 40 percent. Even more good news: With the increasing availability of 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammography), breast cancer is detected earlier at its most treatable stage.…

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer: Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Your Risk

Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC is a registered dietitian and certified oncology nutrition specialist at Life With Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institute that enhances the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support free of charge.   Research shows a definitive link between cancer risk and what’s on your…

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Inova Personalized Health Accelerator Expands Precision Medicine Portfolio with Cyrano Therapeutic’s Novel Solution for Olfactory Impairment

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New Nasal Spray Stimulates Olfactory Receptor Growth, Improving Sense of Smell and Taste Fairfax, Virginia — Expanding its portfolio of innovative health solutions, the Inova Personalized Health Accelerator (IPHA) has invested in a new therapy company that is developing a solution to address a major unmet need in patients with olfactory impairment. Sense of smell…

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