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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Remote Home Monitoring of Patients With Cancer During the COVID Pandemic: A Pilot Study

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The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred cancer teams to find new ways to care safely for patients with cancer, in particular outpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s physicians and advanced practice providers utilized a program called remote patient monitoring (RPM) to observe COVID-positive outpatients. To study…

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute Physicians Lead Efforts in Optimizing Care and Treatment Approach for Patients during COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak is posing unprecedented risks and challenges for all communities and healthcare systems worldwide. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary team is continuously monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. Our dedicated team of experts is up-to-date on developments and CDC guidelines, and has developed a comprehensive response plan to maintain the safety and well-being…

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Why Us and not the Elephants?

  Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. His specialty is managing gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Cannon emphasizes personalized care for his patients and is interested in pharmacogenomics as well as using technology to improve patients’ access to care. Read Dr. Cannon’s profile. Researchers at the University of Utah…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Honored for Outstanding Cancer Treatment

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American College of Surgeons Recognizes Hospital for Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care Alexandria, VA – (March 17, 2009) — Inova Alexandria Hospital has been named a recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). The hospital was one of just 93 hospitals nationwide to earn the award, with 10…

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Inova Health System Hospitals Earn Outstanding Achievement Award for Quality Cancer Centers

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Inova Alexandria, Inova Loudoun Hospitals’ Cancer Programs Named Among Top in the Nation Falls Church, VA – (March 17, 2009) — Three hospitals within Inova Health System now hold the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). Inova Alexandria and Inova Loudoun hospitals were two of just 93 hospitals…

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Inova Alexandria Nurse Awarded For Extraordinary Work

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Nurse Wins DAISY Award for Treatment of Cancer Patients ALEXANDRIA, VA – (July 28, 2008) — Inova Alexandria Hospital will present its first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Cari Freeman, RN, who works in the hospital’s medical oncology unit. Freeman was recognized for consistently nurturing cancer patients and mentoring new nurses. “Cari goes above and…

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