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The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred cancer teams to find new ways to care safely for patients with cancer, in particular outpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s physicians and advanced practice providers utilized a program called remote patient monitoring (RPM) to observe COVID-positive outpatients. To study…

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute is proud to announce that Laura Matthews, MBA, MPH, has been named as Inova Schar’s Vice President and Administrator. Laura joined Inova in 2014 as part of the strategic planning team before joining the Inova Schar team as Director of Operations and Growth in January 2018. She began working as the Acting…

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The COVID-19 pandemic presents clinicians with a unique set of challenges in managing breast cancer patients. As hospital resources and staff become more limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes critically important to define which breast cancer patients require more urgent care and which patients can wait for treatment until the pandemic is over. A…

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Dr. Mateo Ziu, medical director of the Inova Brain and Spine Tumor Program and medical director of neuro-oncology at Inova Schar Cancer Institute, was a senior author on the recent article Urgent considerations for the neuro-oncologic treatment of patients with gliomas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece contains professional guidelines for implementing a proactive and…

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When the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) developed its COVID-19 professional practice guidelines, a work group of ASTRO members contributed – including Inova Schar’s Chairman and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Gopal Bajaj, who collaborated with fellow physicians from hospitals around the United States. The group based the guidelines on information from a…

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During radiation treatment, doctors are picking up images that could indicate COVID-19 in patients who are asymptomatic. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s Chairman and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Gopal Bajaj, spoke with Bloomberg Law about how radiation oncologists are emerging as the coronavirus’s unlikely sleuths. According to the April 2020 article, there have been…

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