Education and Inspiration at Inova’s First Melanoma Patient Symposium

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He serves as Inova’s director of Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Therapeutics and Research at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He has a special interest in melanoma and other skin cancers. Read Dr. Jang’s profile.  On May 21, we held the first-ever Melanoma Patient…

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Experts from Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center Speak at Largest Annual Meeting of Dermatologists

Several specialists from the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center (MASCC) at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI) were among the invited speakers at the 74th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. The largest annual gathering of dermatologists in the U.S., this year’s meeting was held March 4-8 in Washington, D.C. Inova Physicians Discuss…

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Inova Dermatologist Helps Local Students Win Sun-Shade Grant to Improve Sun Safety and Prevent Melanoma

Suraj S. Venna, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. He has a particular interest in the prevention, detection and treatment of melanoma. Read Dr. Venna’s profile. Running around outside is one of the best parts of being a kid. But when children don’t have a place…

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The Pandemic of Vitamin D Deficiency: How to Make Sure You’re Getting Enough

Patricia Lucey, MD, is board-certified in dermatology. She completed a fellowship in cutaneous oncology/melanoma, focusing on detecting and managing melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Lucey is especially interested in early detection of melanoma and providing thorough skin cancer screenings. She educates patients and families about the importance of regular screening and the dangers of…

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Former President Jimmy Carter: A Health Update

Suraj Venna, MD, is board certified in dermatology. He is the medical director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. Venna specializes in detecting and treating skin cancer. Read Dr. Venna’s profile. The 39th president of the United States is doing well! Former President Jimmy Carter was diagnosed in August with metastatic melanoma in…

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Yervoy®: A New Option for Patients with Stage III Melanoma after Surgery

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He specializes in managing melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Jang is the director of Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Therapeutics and Research at the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute. Read Dr. Jang’s profile. Patients with stage III melanoma (when the cancer has spread…

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Cold Sore Virus as Melanoma Treatment

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He specializes in managing melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Jang is the director of Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Therapeutics and Research at the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute. Read Dr. Jang’s profile. A lot of us carry the herpes…

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Immunotherapies Offer New Hope for Melanoma Patients

Sekwon Jang, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He specializes in managing melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Jang is the director of Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Therapeutics and Research at the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute. Read Dr. Jang’s profile. As recently as five years ago, there…

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Preventing Melanoma: Should You Drink More Coffee and Hold Off on the Viagra?

Suraj Venna, MD, is board certified in dermatology. He is the founding director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. Venna specializes in detecting and treating skin cancer. Dr. Venna is also chair for the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Melanoma Education Committee, the largest international meeting of oncologists. Read Dr. Venna’s…

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Jimmy Carter’s Rare Cancer Diagnosis

Suraj Venna, MD, is board certified in dermatology. He is the founding director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. Venna specializes in detecting and treating skin cancer. Dr. Venna is also chair for the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Melanoma Education Committee, the largest international meeting of oncologists. Read Dr. Venna’s…

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