Dr. Bruce Cheson, an oncologist and hematologist, has joined The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Bethesda. Credit: Photo provided

New oncologist joins practice in Bethesda

Oncologist and hematologist Dr. Bruce Cheson has joined The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Bethesda, the practice announced last week.

The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders offers oncology, hematology, chemotherapy and infusion therapy, as well as an onsite laboratory, according to the American Oncology Network’s website. Cheson is board certified in hematology and internal medicine, and earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, according to the press release.

“Dr. Cheson has more than 40 years’ experience in academics focusing primarily on lymphoid malignancies, and we are excited to bring his level of expertise to our practice,” Dr. Ralph Boccia, the founder of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, said in the press release.

The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders also has a facility in Germantown, according to the press release.

Sweetbay Yoga in Bethesda opens again for in-studio classes

Sweetbay Yoga at 5456 Westbard Ave. in Bethesda is open again for in-studio classes.

Founder Laurel Goeke wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat that Sweetbay would reopen this month for in-studio classes. Her practice held classes virtually starting more than a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic began.

According to Sweetbay’s website, some in-studio classes are currently offered, although most are still virtual.

Bluemercury open in Potomac 

Bluemercury, a cosmetic store, opened this month at 7905 Tuckerman Lane in Potomac’s Cabin John Village Shopping Center.

It offering makeup, skin care, and bath and body products, and spa services.

Bluemercury posted on its Facebook page last week that the store had opened.

The Potomac store is the newest Montgomery County location, joining others in Bethesda Row, Bethesda’s Wildwood shopping center, North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose development and Gaithersburg.

Store Reporter previously reported on Bluemercury’s arrival in Potomac.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com