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Tumor Test Predicts Response to First-Line Ovarian Cancer Treatment with 89 Percent Accuracy

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Assay Based on 3D Spheroid Culture Would Direct Chemotherapy-resistant Women to Second-line Treatment Faster FAIRFAX, Virginia – A prospective, multi-center pilot study indicates that Ex Vivo 3D Cell Culture (EV3D) can accurately predict at diagnosis whether a patient’s ovarian cancer will respond to standard of care first-line treatment. Inova collaborated with KIYATEC, Inc., of Greenville,…

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute Hires Nursing Leader, Hematology Oncology Experts

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Adds to Multidisciplinary Team of Cancer Care Providers July 18, 2019, Fairfax, Virginia – Inova Schar Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art cancer care destination in the DC Metro area and a department of Inova Fairfax Hospital, has recruited four new expert cancer care providers to its growing team, including a Senior Director of Nursing, Nancy Bowles,…

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New Brain Tumor Treatments Offer Hope

Mateo Ziu, MD, MBA, is a board-certified neurosurgeon. He is the medical director of the Inova Brain and Spine Tumor Program. As a neurosurgeon with specialized training in tumors of the brain and spine, I see many patients with hard-to-treat brain tumors. It’s always a balancing act to remove tumors while protecting vital brain tissue.…

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John Deeken, MD named President, Inova Schar Cancer Institute

FALLS CHURCH, VA– Inova, Northern Virginia’s largest non-profit healthcare provider, announces that John Deeken, MD, has been named President of Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He will also serve as Medical Director for the Inova Schar Head and Neck Cancer Program. The appointment coincides with the dedication of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s new flagship location…

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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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