Endurance Sports and Colorectal Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He serves as the Sheridan Director, Molecular Tumor Board and Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program. After treating three ultramarathoners who had developed colorectal cancer in recent years, I had a suspicion: This could be more than a coincidence. I found…

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Inova Saville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center Joins an International Effort to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Raymond Wadlow, MD, is an oncologist at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and has a special interest in gastrointestinal oncology.  We know the realities of pancreatic cancer. It is a disease that caused 48,220 deaths in the United States in 2021, and 466,003 worldwide in 2020. It…

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Is Prostate Cancer Slow Growing? Often, Yes — But That’s Not the Whole Story

Doctor giving man checkup in exam room

Prostate cancer, unlike other forms of cancer, often grows slowly. That fact can make screening, treatment and potential outcomes seem a little less intimidating. However, prostate cancer’s slow-growing tendency can obscure other, more complicated aspects of detection and treatment. First, decisions on when to get screened and how to respond to the results are complex,…

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Study Finds New Therapy Effective for Common, Advanced Bladder Cancer

Following standard chemotherapy, Avelumab was found to increase the overall survival of patients with advanced urothelial bladder cancer. According to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, more than 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2022 with an anticipated loss of 17,000 patients to the disease. Most of these cases are…

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Tips to Healthy Eating During Cancer Treatment

Angie Lord, RD, is a registered dietitian at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life With Cancer. She is also a registered yoga teacher. Angie enjoys helping patients meet their nutritional needs while receiving cancer treatment and loves learning about patients’ stories and backgrounds during her time with them. Each March, the Academy of Nutrition…

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Thyroid Nodule Care at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute

The Inova Schar Cancer Institute Endocrine Tumor Program provides exceptional care for patients with  thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal tumors. This spring, the Endocrine Tumor Program will open a new Thyroid Nodule Clinic, which will help patients with thyroid nodules receive effective, coordinated care from a team of experts. Patients and referring doctors can sign up…

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Eat to Thrive: Putting Oncology Evidence into Practice

Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, CNSC, is a registered dietitian at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life With Cancer. She is board-certified in oncology nutrition and nutrition support. One of the largest challenges cancer survivors face is understanding correctly interpreted nutrition science, and then putting this information into practice. Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life with…

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How the Life with Cancer® Program Serves and Supports Inova Patients and Families

Kelly Jablonski, MSW, LCSW, is an Oncology Clinical Therapist at Inova Life with Cancer. She provides supportive counseling, education and resources to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer at the Adult Infusion Clinic at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Going through cancer treatment can be overwhelming and emotional, whether you’re a patient or family member. Having a…

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