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Stephanie Van Bebber is a certified clinical research professional. She serves as the Senior Director of the Clinical Trials Office for Inova Schar Cancer Institute. We don’t need to scroll very far to see that healthcare is facing major challenges, especially in our human resources.  We need more people to train and commit to careers…

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Data from NIH/NHLBI-Sponsored Phase 2 Trial of Fostamatinib in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases

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Falls Church, VA – Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL), today announced the publication of results from a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety of fostamatinib for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, in Clinical Infectious Diseases, an official publication of the Infectious Disease Society of America. The study was sponsored by the National…

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Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials

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Stephanie Van Bebber is Senior Director, Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office at Inova. As we celebrate Clinical Trials Day this year, we recognize the extraordinary work that is done by research teams every day to ensure that future healthcare treatments and interventions are safe and effective. The date of May 20th honors James…

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Review of Inova COVID-19 Cases Lends Insight into Ventilator Mortality Risks

Falls Church, VA – An Inova study of COVID-19 patients sheds light on how patients have responded to advanced ICU interventions. Researchers sought to paint a realistic picture of survival expectations within a single, well-resourced healthcare system, over the patient’s entire length of stay. Christopher King, MD, transplant pulmonologist and critical care physician at Inova Fairfax…

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Inova’s Dr. Aragon-Ching Part of International Team Showing Benefit of Immunotherapy in Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute has co-authored a groundbreaking bladder cancer research paper just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The large phase III clinical study showed that the addition of immunotherapy with Avelumab (Bavencio) increased the duration of overall survival by almost 50% in patients when given…

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Inova Joins Virginia Department of Health and George Mason University in Pediatric COVID-19 Serology Study

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Inova Health System is partnering with George Mason University (GMU) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to conduct a COVID-19 serology (antibody) study to analyze the incidence of COVID-19 in children in Northern Virginia.  Inova is recruiting approximately 1,000 children, ages 0 to 19 for the study. Child participants will be asked to provide…

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FDA Approves Cutting-Edge Cancer Drug from Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trial

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Inova’s Dr. John Deeken served as the site principal investigator for this prestigious study In groundbreaking news for the medical and cancer research community, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new, breakthrough cancer drug, larotrectinib, or Vitrakvi®, that targets specific genetic mutations in adult and pediatric patients. This is only the second tissue-agnostic…

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