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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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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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Should You Go 3D for Mammogram Screening?

Monjari Gillian, MD is a diagnostic radiologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.   The research is clear: Annual breast cancer screening with mammography can reduce deaths from breast cancer by up to 40 percent. Even more good news: With the increasing availability of 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammography), breast cancer is detected earlier at its most treatable stage.…

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer: Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Your Risk

Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC is a registered dietitian and certified oncology nutrition specialist at 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.   Research shows a definitive link between cancer risk and what’s on your…

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Inova Melanoma Symposium Offers Resources and Hope

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He is a member of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center, and specializes in the treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers.   We’ve just wrapped up Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, and the members of the Inova Melanoma and Skin…

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President George W. Bush Headlines Record-Breaking Fundraiser for Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Dinner Raises more than $26 Million, Largest Single Night Non-Profit Fundraiser in DC area FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, MAY 18, 2018 – President George W. Bush and former White House advisor Karl Rove reunited Thursday to help raise more than $26 million for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, setting a new record for a single-event non-profit…

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Inova Health Foundation Names Steven P. Norris Assistant Vice President of Development

Norris will serve as principal gift officer for Inova Schar Cancer Institute Falls Church, VA — Inova Health Foundation today announced Steven P. Norris has been named Assistant Vice President of Development. Norris will serve as the principal gift officer for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and serve on the Inova Health Foundation’s senior management…

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Considering New Direct-to-Consumer Breast Cancer Tests? First, Get the Facts

Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, LCGC, is a licensed and certified genetic counselor and the manager of the cancer genetic counseling program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. She and her team of cancer genetic counselors specialize in counseling patients and family members at risk for hereditary cancers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave…

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