April 2018 
Volume 9, Issue 4

Staff from the GW Cancer Center recently presented at Research Days, an annual showcase of research, scholarship and creative endeavor at the George Washington University. Serena Phillips, RN, MPH, research associate at the GW Cancer Center, presented a poster on the role of patient navigators in overcoming barriers to care for cancer patients. Learn more about Research Days or view the poster.

Join Us in Celebrating Transgender Cancer Survivors

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity, recently co-authored an article in Conquer magazine in honor of the International Day of Transgender Visibility. The article covers the unique health care needs of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Read more.
E-Learning Series:  Spotlight on Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship

April 8-15 was Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, a great reminder to learn about the unique needs of head and neck (HN) cancer survivors. The E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers offers no-cost CME and includes a module on HN cancer survivorship. Take just one module or all ten, it's up to you! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

4/25 Webinar: Inclusive, Local Hiring: Building the Pipeline to a Healthy Community - Learn more and register

4/25 Webinar: Testing a Shared Decision-Making Model for Health and Social Service Delivery in East Harlem: Research in Progress -
Learn more and register

4/26 Webinar: Cancer Disparities: Twenty Years of Research Findings and Implications - Learn more and register

5/9 Webinar: Uncompensated Care Provision and the Implementation of Population Health Improvement Strategies - Learn more and register

5/9-5/11 Event: IHA's 17th Annual Health Literacy Conference - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy Guide - This guide from the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators about community resilience.  Learn more.

Integrative Medicine and Colorectal Cancer Factsheet - This factsheet from Fight Colorectal Cancer contains information about integrative medicine and its potential applications in colorectal cancer.  Learn more .

Financial Advocacy Services Guidelines - ACCC offers these guidelines on the function and scope of oncology financial advocacy services. Learn more.

Archived Webinar: Diet and Cancer Prevention - Chewing on the Human Complexities - This webinar from the National Cancer Institute discusses the mechanisms by which plant foods lower cancer risk. Learn more.
What We're Reading

CDC Blog - Data on the Forefront: How CDC Keeps Measuring Progress and Targeting Action -  Read the blog post or  view the updated US Cancer Statistics Data Visualization Tool .

New York Times - The Problem with Miracle Cancer Cures - Read the article.

Oncology Nurse Advisor - Redefining Prognosis for Hematologic Cancers in Older Adults by Age - Read the article or abstract.

Medscape - Physical Activity Significantly Boosts Survival in Cancer Patients - Read the article or abstract.

National Cancer Institute - NCI Expands Repository of Cancer Research Models - Read the article or accompanying Patient-Derived Models Repository (PDMR).
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