Cancer News: A Look at The Future of Targeted Therapy

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In the past, chemotherapy treatment was given to patients based on where in the body the cancer began, not taking in the factors of the molecular diversity of the individual patient’s cancer. Over the years, the development and advancement of the treatment for cancer has improved by applying molecular testing to determine individual patient tumors…

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Stroke Reduction Device Offers Hope to At-Risk AFib Patients on Blood Thinners

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Among the First to Use Next-Generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Device for Stroke Reduction Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) clinicians are among the first in the Washington, DC region to implant a next-generation stroke risk reduction device for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that affects as…

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Inova’s Christopher O’Connor to Receive Distinguished Scientist Award from American College of Cardiology

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Falls Church, VA (February 4, 2021) The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently announced Christopher O’Connor, MD, MACC, President of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), was chosen to receive the 2021 ACC Distinguished Scientist Award – Clinical Domain. This award recognizes Dr. O’Connor’s extraordinary career as a trailblazer in cardiovascular and heart failure…

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Alan M. Speir Honored for Remarkable Contributions to Cardiothoracic Surgery Advocacy

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STS Distinguished Service Award recognizes commitment to the Society and the specialty CHICAGO (January 31, 2021) – Esteemed cardiothoracic surgeon Alan M. Speir, MD, is the recipient of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2021 Distinguished Service Award, which was presented today during the Society’s virtual 57th Annual Meeting. “Dr. Speir’s dedication to the Society and…

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Nursing Students in Loudoun County Eligible for Scholarship Funds

Leesburg, VA – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is accepting applications for nursing school tuition assistance.  Scholarships are available to eligible students in various programs of study, including degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Criteria for selection include all of the following: Residence or employment in Loudoun County Enrollment in…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout at Inova: 35k Doses Given So Far

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Inova has vaccinated 35,000-plus Northern Virginia healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and other eligible populations as of January 14, due in no small part to dedicated teams of specialists working in concert to move vaccine recipients through the process smoothly. Originally aiming to vaccinate somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 per day, the Inova clinic has…

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Patients “Bloom” with Award-Winning Horticulture Therapy Program

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Earns Outstanding Program Award for Mid-Atlantic Region Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s horticultural therapy program has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network (MAHTN) Outstanding Program Award. Each year, MAHTN recognizes horticultural therapists and programs that consistently demonstrate outstanding achievement throughout the NY, NJ, PA, MD and…

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