Early Study Finds MGC018 Active in Resistant Skin Cancer

Sekwon Jang, MD in medical oncology at Inova Schar Cancer Institute, presented the latest data on the multi-institutional Phase 1 clinical trial for MGC018 at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology held June 4–8, 2021. What is MGC018? MGC018 is an investigational drug developed by MacroGenics that is being studied for the treatment of…

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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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Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 45

Arthur Winer, MD, is a specialty care physician at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Dr. Winer is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He is a practicing gastrointestinal medical oncologist and has clinical interests in colorectal, esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancers. For decades, experts advised people to begin colorectal cancer screening at age…

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Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials

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Stephanie Van Bebber is Senior Director, Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office at Inova. As we celebrate Clinical Trials Day this year, we recognize the extraordinary work that is done by research teams every day to ensure that future healthcare treatments and interventions are safe and effective. The date of May 20th honors James…

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Is Radiation Necessary After Breast Cancer Surgery?

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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a cancer that forms in the cells that line the milk ducts, and it accounts for 20% of new breast cancer diagnoses. The most common treatment is breast-conserving surgery to remove the cancerous tissue. While only a small percentage of women experience an invasive cancer event following surgery, radiation…

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Five Steps to Better Skin Cancer Prevention

Donald J. Brideau, MD, is a board-certified primary care physician with a special interest in dermatology. He practices family medicine at Inova Primary Care – Lorton. Skin is your body’s largest organ. It keeps your other organs safe from the elements and infection while helping to regulate your body temperature. But with all that exposure,…

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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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