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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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Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment

Zeroing in on Lung Cancer

What if there was technology to find and remove lung lesions when they’re smaller, promoting better outcomes? It is available at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Read on to learn more Two biopsies on one woman’s lung lesion said it wasn’t cancer. Both biopsies were wrong. By the time this patient came to Inova Schar Cancer…

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Come to an Ask The Expert Lecture

Ask The Expert lectures are available on a range of topics.

Physicians to speak on care for joints, heart, spine, and other topics Knees, Hips, Shoulders and Other Joints Osteoarthritis and the Latest Advances in Joint Replacement Michael Anvari, MD Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus *Physicians Conference Center 3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA *or join via webinar Treatment Options for Hip…

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Students Name Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Newest Robot

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Project involving da Vinci offers educational opportunity for EDGE Academy students With help from Loudoun County Public School’s (LCPS) EDGE Academy students, Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) named its newest robot in the operating room: the da Vinci®  Xi Surgical System. Along the way, ILH may have inspired a future robotic surgeon or two. EDGE Academy…

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Crucial Help for Victims of Sexual Assault   

The FACT program helps sexual assault victims.

Philanthropy drives pivotal FACT program at Inova When a person has been a victim of physical and sexual assault, they are at their most vulnerable. They may struggle with being able to inform others or share details of their story, much less offer forensic evidence of the crime. Thankfully, the Inova Ewing Forensic Assessment and…

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New Software System Streamlines Authorizations to Speed Patient Care

CoverMyTest streamlines authorizations.

CoverMyTest automates workflow In the hopes of having better medical outcomes, more physicians and patients are asking for genetic and molecular diagnostic tests, creating more personalized treatments for patients. Unfortunately, it is also time-consuming and expensive. Many times, undergoing genetic testing requires prior authorization by a doctor, which is followed by a complicated matrix of…

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Q&A With Loring Flint, MD

Loring Flint, MD

Inova’s Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer sets the bar high As the Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer, Loring Flint, MD, is tasked with setting top priorities and ensuring quality, safety and effective results create a positive patient experience. In 2018, his role shifted from Chief Medical Officer to Chief Physician Executive…

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Parents of Preemie Find Solace, Hope and Community at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

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Resources available for families of NICU babies At 28 weeks pregnant, Lauren Christopher, 41, stopped feeling her baby move. She went to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH), where her doctor discovered she had low amniotic fluid and poor blood flow through the umbilical cord. A week later, her doctor determined she would have to prematurely…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Receives Its Highest-Ever ‘U.S. News’ rankings

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Hospital hits No. 7 in DC metropolitan area, No. 14 in Virginia In August, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) learned that it has moved up even further in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings, achieving the strongest results in hospital history. For 2018–19, IMVH has been ranked the No. 7 Best Hospital…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Uses Virtual Reality to Assist With Patient Anxiety 

Virtual reality helps patients feel less anxious.

Technology helps in Emergency Department As part of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s (IMVH’s) commitment to finding new and effective non-pharmacological ways to reduce patient anxiety, its Emergency Department (ED) has begun to use virtual reality (VR) to assist with anxiety and pain management. The IMVH ED is among the first in the Washington, DC, region to employ…

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