Study Finds New Therapy Effective for Common, Advanced Bladder Cancer

Following standard chemotherapy, Avelumab was found to increase the overall survival of patients with advanced urothelial bladder cancer. According to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, more than 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2022 with an anticipated loss of 17,000 patients to the disease. Most of these cases are…

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Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center Opens in Fairfax

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Leading health system introduces the region’s first dedicated cancer screening and prevention center in the Washington, DC metro region Falls Church, VA — The Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center officially opens today in Fairfax, Virginia. Located in the pavilion of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute flagship facility at 8081 Innovation Park Drive, this…

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Tips to Healthy Eating During Cancer Treatment

Angie Lord, RD, is a registered dietitian at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life With Cancer. She is also a registered yoga teacher. Angie enjoys helping patients meet their nutritional needs while receiving cancer treatment and loves learning about patients’ stories and backgrounds during her time with them. Each March, the Academy of Nutrition…

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Thyroid Nodule Care at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute

The Inova Schar Cancer Institute Endocrine Tumor Program provides exceptional care for patients with  thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal tumors. This spring, the Endocrine Tumor Program will open a new Thyroid Nodule Clinic, which will help patients with thyroid nodules receive effective, coordinated care from a team of experts. Patients and referring doctors can sign up…

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute Accepting Participants in Early Detection Study for Pancreatic Cancer

Raymond Wadlow, MD, is an oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and has a special interest in gastrointestinal oncology.  If you are interested in participating in this study on pancreatic cancer, visit the Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center to learn more. The pancreas is…

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Eat to Thrive: Putting Oncology Evidence into Practice

Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, CNSC, is a registered dietitian at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life With Cancer. She is board-certified in oncology nutrition and nutrition support. One of the largest challenges cancer survivors face is understanding correctly interpreted nutrition science, and then putting this information into practice. Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life with…

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How the Life with Cancer® Program Serves and Supports Inova Patients and Families

Kelly Jablonski, MSW, LCSW, is an Oncology Clinical Therapist at Inova Life with Cancer. She provides supportive counseling, education and resources to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer at the Adult Infusion Clinic at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Going through cancer treatment can be overwhelming and emotional, whether you’re a patient or family member. Having a…

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Prostate Cancer & Sexual Health

Any diagnosis of cancer is unnerving. Prostate cancer infringes on the most intimate aspects of a man’s life. Inger Rosner, MD, in Urology at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Jennifer Bires, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, executive director at Life with Cancer provides answers to commonly asked questions about prostate cancer and sexual health. The prostate…

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Expert Panel Develops Guidance to Manage Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients

Jennifer DeSimone, MD, is board-certified in dermatology practicing at Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. DeSimone specializes in skin lymphomas and high-risk skin cancers. Her goal is to help educate her patients about skin cancer etiology, management and importantly, prevention. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer, is a…

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Partner With Your Provider to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Annette Bicher, MD, is board-certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Bicher is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Felix Rutledge Society of Gynecology/Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. She serves as Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. To detect breast cancer…

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