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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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Inova Discovery Series Attracts National Investors And Reveals New Consumer Health Findings, Biobuzz News, November 14, 2018

Inova Personalized Health Accelerator is hosted the Inova Discover Series event that brought together health tech companies together to discuss and showcase health tech innovation on November 7, 2018. BioBuzz wrote an article about the event and the impact IPHA has had not only on identifying and cultivating health innovations, but investing and adopting health tech innovations.…

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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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Inova Partners With Tech Company to Improve Physical Therapy Results

KinometriX sensor helps physical therapy patients stay compliant.

Data drives KinometriX sensor Imagine you had knee surgery. Everything went well and you’re back home. Of course, your physical therapist (PT) recommended a therapy treatment plan — which includes exercises at home as well as with your therapist at a physical therapy clinic. In an ideal world, you follow your PT’s directions, and you’re…

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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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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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Getting the Best Breast Care

Sara Bruce, MD, is a breast surgeon at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   A quarterback can’t make a touchdown without his teammates. In order to score on the field, you need a quarterback to throw the ball, a receiver to catch it and a defensive team to make sure the receiver reaches the end zone. Cancer…

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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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