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Inova Fair Oaks to mark opening of radiation oncology unit

The Fairfax hospital plans to celebrate the opening of its new radiation oncology center next Tuesday even though the majority of the $45 million, five-story building for the Inova Comprehensive Cancer and Research Institute isn't even finished yet.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:43pm EDT

Tags: Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, oncology, hospitals, Fairfax

Study: Millions of lives saved from anti-tobacco campaigns, laws

A new study finds that since a landmark Surgeon General's report on smoking was released in 1964, more than eight million lives have been saved through anti-tobacco efforts from cigarette taxes to programs to help Americans kick the habit.

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 06:15pm EST

Tags: smoking, tobacco, tobacco taxes, tobacco settlement, National Cancer Institute

2013: A breakthrough year in cancer research

For the fight against cancer, 2013 was a year of progress and there are indications that some big breakthroughs are on the way.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 02:58am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, cancer research

Thousands run in D.C. to fight women's cancers

For women, "below the belt" cancers can be killers.

Monday - 11/04/2013, 04:50am EST

Tags: womens cancer, cervical cancer, Bob Madigan, race, national race to end women, HPV

Study: Coffee reduces risk of liver cancer

A daily cup of coffee may be able to do more than offer a caffeine boost, it might help reduce the risk of liver cancer, according to a new study.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 10:43am EDT

Tags: coffee, liver cancer, Kristi King

Study: Peanut butter may help reduce breast cancer risk

What women eat when they're young could help prevent breast cancer.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: breast cancer, peanut butter, diet, food, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Georgetown University,

Shutdown, funding troubles hobble cancer fight

The government shutdown is halting more than paychecks; it's stopping cancer research.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 11:19am EDT

Tags: Making Strides, Megan Cloherty

Weekend breast cancer walk moved from National Mall

This weekend's walk for breast cancer, originally scheduled to be on the National Mall, is moving to Six Flags in Maryland.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:51pm EDT

Tags: American Cancer Society, breast cancer walk, National Mall, six flags, Upper Marlboro,

Shutdown forces NIH to turn away clinical trial patients

The National Institutes of Health is closing its doors to some new patients during the federal shutdown, namely patients who would participate in clinical trials.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 09:01am EDT

Tags: government shutdown, shutdown, NIH, clinical trials,

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