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Ahead of the Curve: Inova’s Commitment to Genetic Counseling

Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the Cancer Genetics Program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. She specializes in counseling patients and family members at risk for hereditary cancers. Read Tiffani DeMarco’s profile. Recently, The Washington Post discussed genetic counseling during a live program called “Chasing Cancer.” During…

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Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer: 7 Common Questions Answered

Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the cancer genetics program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. Inova is the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. Read Sarah Ruppert’s profile. Genetic testing has become an important part of medicine, and new tests for cancer-related genes are developed every…

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Men and BRCA Testing: What You Need To Know

Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and genetics program supervisor at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. Read Sarah Ruppert’s profile. If you’re familiar with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, odds are good you think of them as “breast cancer genes.” Indeed, mutations in these two genes are associated with a significantly increased…

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Genetic Counselors In Growing Demand as Genetic Testing Takes Off

Benjamin D. Solomon leads the Medical Genomics Division at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. He performs genome-based research to find the causes of patients’ genetic disorders and is also involved in the clinical care of patients with genetic conditions. He is board certified in clinical genetics and pediatrics. Read Dr. Solomon’s profile. Last year, a…

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Children’s National and Inova Collaborate in Pediatric Specialty Care

Fairfax, Va (September 30, 2013) — Pediatric Specialists of Virginia begins operations today as a collaboration between Children’s National and Inova. Designed to make pediatric specialty care more accessible to families in Virginia, the specialty practice offers pediatric services in:  Oncology and Hematology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Nephrology, and Orthopaedics. Additional services will be added in the…

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Ben Solomon, MD, Geneticist joins the Inova Translational Medicine Institute

FALLS CHURCH, VA (September 30, 2013) – Ben Solomon, MD, an accomplished scientist and medical geneticist has joined the the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI). Dr. Solomon will lead a new division of Medical Genomics being formed within the ITMI. The division includes a team of genetic counselors providing direct patient care. The new division…

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