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Podcast: Breast cancer and lymph node transplant

Dr. Alex Mesbahi, reconstructive surgeon with Inova Breast Care Institute, was interviewed on breast cancer and the new lymph node transplant procedure available at Inova to prevent lymphedema.
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Dr. Cocilovo Visits the Bidens

Vice President Biden, Dr. Constanza Cocilovo, Dr. Jill BidenCostanza Cocilovo, MD, medical director of Inova Breast Care Institute, visited the Vice President’s residence in honor of her work with breast cancer patients. She is pictured with Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden.







News story: "Changing the Breast Cancer Patient Experience," The Huffington Post

Breast cancer survivor Renee Messalle, a 43-year-old mother in Arlington, Va., knows just how important coordinated care is to patients. Her story illustrates the national need to bring health care's many "moving parts" more closely together in order to improve the patient experience. Two years ago, Messalle found a small lump in her breast. Fortunately for Messalle, her surgeon was part of the Inova hospital system, and she was immediately assigned a breast cancer navigatorRead more arrow




Inova Breast Care Institute physicians featured in the Washington, DC media

Inova Breast Care Institute physicians featured on WUSA 9
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Dr. Sara Bruce, breast surgeon with Inova Medical Group, on who should be tested for BRCA genes




Dr. Constanza Cocilovo
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Dr. Constanza Cocilovo, medical director of Inova Breast Care Institute,
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New study insists early mammogram detection can save lives-IBCI WJLA 7
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New study insists early mammogram detection can save lives




Good Morning Washington’s Jacqui Jeras
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"Good Morning Washington’s" Jacqui Jeras speaks about her preventative double mastectomy




Inova performs first lymph node transplant


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Alexandria resident Violet Karbo receives the first regional lymph node transplant at Inova, beats breast cancer and hopes the transplant will end her struggle with lymphedema 




Inova featured on historic first lymph node transplant

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See the ABC 7 coverage of Vi’s story.




Jennifer Aniston, Jill Biden visit Inova


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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Inova Breast Care Center hosted Actress Jennifer Aniston. Aniston, along with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, visited the Center on Oct. 3. Inova surgeons Costanza Cocilovo, MD, and Sara Bloom Bruce, MD, guided them on a tour.