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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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Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment

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What if there was technology to find and remove lung lesions when they’re smaller, promoting better outcomes? It is available at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Read on to learn more Two biopsies on one woman’s lung lesion said it wasn’t cancer. Both biopsies were wrong. By the time this patient came to Inova Schar Cancer…

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SBRT Helps Inova Oncologists Provide Precise Radiation Treatment

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital offers specialized cancer care When it comes to fighting cancer, the more options your physician has, the better. One of these important tools is stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT. This therapy takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver precisely focused radiation to cancerous tumors. “We’re using this technology to…

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Ease the Discomfort of Cancer Treatment with Oncology Massage

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Ken Brown, LMT is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist and level 3 Reiki Master. He is well versed in a wide range of bodywork and energy balancing techniques including sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and oncology massage. Ken is one of the skilled providers at the Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA.…

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Moving Through Cancer Treatment

Caitlin Sweeney, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT is a physical therapist at Inova Physical Therapy Centers and Life With Cancer, a program of Inova Schar Cancer Institute that enhances the quality of life for those with cancer by providing education, information and support free of charge. She specializes in oncology rehabilitation and treatment of lymphedema.   When…

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Prostate Cancer Patient Is Among Friends at Inova Alexandria Hospital

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Hospital provides expertise and familiarity With a long career in the healthcare field, Tom (whose name was changed to protect his privacy) instinctively knew he’d seek a second opinion about his medical care after being diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. But it was equally obvious to him that Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) Cancer Center was…

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Personalizing Cancer Care

Kirsten Edmiston, M.D., is a breast surgical oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   You may already know about genetic testing for ancestry and inherited diseases, but an advancement in genetic testing goes one step further, giving usable information about which medication options are best for you. A Targeted Approach At Inova Schar Cancer Institute, patients…

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Getting the Best Breast Care

Sara Bruce, MD, is a breast surgeon at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   A quarterback can’t make a touchdown without his teammates. In order to score on the field, you need a quarterback to throw the ball, a receiver to catch it and a defensive team to make sure the receiver reaches the end zone. Cancer…

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HPV Vaccine – What’s New?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin is a board certified internist at Inova General Internal Medicine Group – Ballston. He has 21 years of clinical experience and special interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, and dermatologic procedures. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and a well-recognized cause of cervical cancer, genital warts, and oral cancers.…

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