Early Study Finds MGC018 Active in Resistant Skin Cancer

Sekwon Jang, MD in medical oncology at Inova Schar Cancer Institute, presented the latest data on the multi-institutional Phase 1 clinical trial for MGC018 at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology held June 4–8, 2021. What is MGC018? MGC018 is an investigational drug developed by MacroGenics that is being studied for the treatment of…

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Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Warning Signs

Jennifer L. Gnerlich, MD, FACS, FSSO is a specialty care physician in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She specializes in upper Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and carcinomatosis. With the recent deaths of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alex Trebek, more people want to know about pancreatic cancer. While not a…

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 45

Arthur Winer, MD, is a specialty care physician at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Dr. Winer is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He is a practicing gastrointestinal medical oncologist and has clinical interests in colorectal, esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancers. For decades, experts advised people to begin colorectal cancer screening at age…

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Alexandria City Council Approves Development Agreements to Transform Landmark Mall Site into Mixed-Use Community and State-of-the-Art Medical Campus

At its July 6 meeting, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the redevelopment agreements for the site of the former Landmark Mall, which will result in up to approximately four million square feet of new development.  The project will be anchored by the relocation and expansion of Inova’s new state-of-the-art Alexandria Hospital bringing more than…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Recruiting Patients for AFib Stroke Prevention Device Clinical Trial

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is an Inova interventional cardiologist, Director of Inova’s Left Atrial Appendage Closure/WATCHMAN Program and Co-Director of Inova’s Structural Heart Disease Program. Dr. Sherwood is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Millions of Americans have atrial fibrillation (AFib) and take oral anticoagulant medication (blood thinners) every day. These…

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Missed Healthcare During the Pandemic? How to Get Back on Track

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people couldn’t — or wouldn’t — get routine healthcare. Their doctor’s office may have been closed, or they avoided medical visits due to concerns about COVID-19 exposure. As a result, tens of thousands of Americans missed cancer screenings, vaccinations, and other preventive services. Though the worst of…

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Inova Children’s Hospital Named Among Best Hospitals in the Country for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report

Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2021 – Inova Children’s Hospital, recently renamed Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital, has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report. Inova’s Neonatology specialty ranked #40 in the country. The hospital also ranked #3 in the Commonwealth of Virginia and #13 in the…

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Inova Physician Examines New Drug Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Expert Q&A with Sean Rogers, MD, PhD, System Section Chief, Inova Memory Disorders Program. Dr. Rogers directs the Inova Memory Disorders Program and has extensive experience in treating Alzheimer’s disease and overseeing Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. Alzheimer’s disease affects 6.2. million Americans. Earlier this week, the first new drug therapy in 20 years for Alzheimer’s…

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