Colon Cancer and the Black Community: Know Your Risk

February is Black History Month and Cancer Prevention Month Inova Schar Cancer Institute oncologist Timothy Cannon, MD, recently treated a middle-aged black man with aggressive colorectal cancer. The patient is a real-life representation of new national data pointing to substantially higher rates of this disease in African Americans. Not only do African Americans have the…

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Cervical Cancer

Dr. Ruchi Garg shares ways women can maintain good reproductive health January was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and it is the perfect opportunity for women to visit their healthcare providers for an annual wellness exam that includes a cervical cancer screening. The cervix sits at the bottom of the uterus and protrudes into the vagina.…

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Working for a Top Hospital

A day in the life of Gaylord Scott Rose, MD, one of the physicians who make Inova standout Recently, Inova was named a top hospital by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report, coming in at No. 1 in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The report also noted that Inova is nationally ranked in gynecologic…

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Better Together

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This October, encourage a friend to join you in getting a mammogram It’s not the typical brunch or shopping date that you would normally take with a close girlfriend, but it is an activity that can be vital to your everyday life. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a perfect time to get an…

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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 Named 2019 Best Healthcare Project by “ENR MidAtlantic”

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Recognizes Inova Schar for its innovative design and construction 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, was recently named the 2019 ‘Best Healthcare Project’ in the region by ENR MidAtlantic, a leading engineering, design and construction publication.  …

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