Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Warning Signs

Jennifer L. Gnerlich, MD, FACS, FSSO is a specialty care physician in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She specializes in upper Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and carcinomatosis. With the recent deaths of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alex Trebek, more people want to know about pancreatic cancer. While not a…

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Free Webinar Oct. 17: Can Diet Help Reduce Cancer Risk?

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Online Zoom session: Saturday, Oct. 17 – 9 to 11 a.m. Register at inova.org/food4thought Did you know you can help protect yourself against cancer using food? Inova oncology registered dietitian Lauren Fay says that, aside from not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life is the best way to protect against cancer. Lauren is leading…

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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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