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Healing in a Hurry: Enhancing Recovery After Breast Cancer Surgery

Kirsten K. Edmiston, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in breast cancer and breast surgery. She is a member of the Inova Breast Cancer Program. Whether breast cancer surgery involves removing all or part of the breast, with or without reconstruction, the operation can be hard on the body. Yet there are steps you – and…

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Research Breakthroughs: Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Mary J. Wilkinson, MD, is a medical oncologist at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board- certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and hematology and has a special interest in breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis is always unwelcome news, but new advances in detection and treatment are leading to improvements in cancer care…

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Immunotherapy: Cancer Care Gets Customized

Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is board certified in medical oncology and hematology, and has a special interest in managing gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Cannon is the clinical director and moderator of Inova’s weekly molecular tumor board, which matches patients with targeted therapies based on molecular diagnostics.      Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, CGC, is a board-certified…

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute Recruiting Patients for ASCO’s Groundbreaking TAPUR Clinical Trial

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Trial Will Learn From Use of Approved Targeted Cancer Therapies Matched to Tumor Genomic Profile Falls Church, VA — Inova Schar Cancer Institute announced today it is recruiting patients for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) first-ever clinical trial, the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study. The trial will evaluate molecularly targeted…

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Want to lower your breast cancer risk? Here’s what you should know.

Mei Firestone, MD, is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. She treats all types of cancers and malignant blood disorders, with a focus on breast and gynecological malignancies. Dr. Firestone cares for patients at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women: 1 in 8 women will…

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John McCain’s cancer: What is glioblastoma?, WUSA 9

Senator John McCain announced he was diagnosed with a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma. Our own Dr. John Deeken from the Inova Center for Personalized Health specializes in treating brain cancer and spoke with WUSA 9 about a gliobastoma diagnosis and treatment options. Watch more.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Sunscreen

Patricia Lucey, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist at the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. She has a special interest in using screenings and other tools to detect the disease at its earliest stages. Read Dr. Lucey’s profile. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma makes up only a small fraction of skin cancer…

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