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Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

A Post-It note offers a reminder to undergo a screening.

Updated guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of screenings In response to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its screening guidelines in 2018. Previously, ACS recommended that people with no colorectal cancer symptoms and no family history of the disease start getting screened at…

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Inova’s Own ‘Good Doctor’ Targets Abdominal Cancers

An illustration of a colon with polyps.

Surgical oncologist administers ‘hot chemotherapy’ regimen It’s the kind of story made for TV: A woman with a life-threatening case of colon cancer comes to Inova for cutting-edge treatment that delivers a one-two punch to her disease, beating back tumors and returning her to better health.  With the arrival of surgical oncologist Lana Bijelic, MD,…

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Cancer Research Spotlights Innovation

Illustration shows the connections between medical interventions and the human body.

Inova grants foster cutting-edge studies with power to transform care  When potentially deadly melanoma spreads, growing numbers of patients are offered immunotherapy to unleash the immune system’s power to kill cancer cells. But only some cancer patients respond to immunotherapy — perplexing doctors hoping to rein in the threat.  Now Inova scientists are among the…

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Construction Continues at Inova Loudoun Hospital

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Update on Master Plan expansion Inova Loudoun Hospital’s (ILH’s) Master Plan expansion project is still underway, with many changes and advancements happening every day. Currently, a few key areas are under construction: Patient Tower: Construction on the new 382,000-square-foot patient tower is on schedule, with completion expected in spring 2020. The tower will feature all-private…

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Cancer Institute Grand Opening

Inova Schar Cancer Institute lobby.

Inova Schar Cancer Institute puts a full suite of cancer care services under one roof After years of planning and preparation, the new home of Inova Schar Cancer Institute is coming into focus. When it opens this spring, the 342,000-square-foot facility will provide the most complete cancer care in Northern Virginia. Inova already gives patients…

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Outreach Programs, Charity Care At the Heart of New Community Report

Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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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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