Lucy De La Cruz, MD, is fellowship-trained in breast surgery and board-certified in general surgery. She specializes in the surgical management of benign and malignant breast disease. In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people sheltered in place and avoided unnecessary activities outside the home, including elective medical appointments. But it’s a mistake…

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Online Zoom session: Saturday, Oct. 17 – 9 to 11 a.m. Register at inova.org/food4thought Did you know you can help protect yourself against cancer using food? Inova oncology registered dietitian Lauren Fay says that, aside from not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life is the best way to protect against cancer. Lauren is leading…

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Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute has co-authored a groundbreaking bladder cancer research paper just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The large phase III clinical study showed that the addition of immunotherapy with Avelumab (Bavencio) increased the duration of overall survival by almost 50% in patients when given…

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute is proud to announce that Laura Matthews, MBA, MPH, has been named as Inova Schar’s Vice President and Administrator. Laura joined Inova in 2014 as part of the strategic planning team before joining the Inova Schar team as Director of Operations and Growth in January 2018. She began working as the Acting…

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Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD, is the clinical program director of genitourinary cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and has a special interest in caring for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. Read Dr. Aragon-Ching’s profile.  (Originally published May 15, 2017) Bladder cancer…

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