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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Former President Jimmy Carter: A Health Update

Suraj Venna, MD, is board certified in dermatology. He is the medical director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. Venna specializes in detecting and treating skin cancer. Read Dr. Venna’s profile. The 39th president of the United States is doing well! Former President Jimmy Carter was diagnosed in August with metastatic melanoma in…

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Yervoy®: A New Option for Patients with Stage III Melanoma after Surgery

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He specializes in managing melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Jang is the director of Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Therapeutics and Research at the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute. Read Dr. Jang’s profile. Patients with stage III melanoma (when the cancer has spread…

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Immunotherapies Offer New Hope for Melanoma Patients

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He specializes in managing melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Jang is the director of Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Therapeutics and Research at the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute. Read Dr. Jang’s profile. As recently as five years ago, there…

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Cancer Treatment Recognition: ACR Accreditation for Radiation Oncology

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded Inova Alexandria Hospital a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology, which is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer (October 2, 2013). “Achieving ACR accreditation means our facility has gone through a rigorous review process and has met specific qualifications,” says Jane Grayson, MD,…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital First in Region to Use NanoKnife to Target Cancerous Tumors

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New Technology Gives Patients With Difficult to Treat Tumors More Options Alexandria, VA – (April 15, 2011) – Inova Alexandria Hospital is the first hospital in the Washington, DC region to use NanoKnife™ to treat soft-tissue cancerous tumors that are difficult to reach. NanoKnife is a minimally invasive cancer treatment and kills cancerous tumors by…

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