April 2017 
Volume 7, Issue 4

Bring Awareness During Cancer Control Month

April marks the start of National Cancer Control Month. It's an annual campaign to promote cancer prevention, screening, resources for survivors, investment into research and progress toward effective cancer control. Get tips and resources with the National Cancer Control Month social media toolkit. Read and download the toolkit. 

GW Cancer Center Associate Director Mandi Chapman to Keynote at New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration 12th Annual Meeting

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Associate Director at the GW Cancer Center spoke at the 12th Annual New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration. Here she presented the Survivorship Care Planning Provider Survey. During the presentation she discussed identifying survivorship standards of care, current survivorship care planning practices, and identifying strategies to improve the provisions of survivorship care services.

A Dyadic Exercise Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress Among Lesbian, Gay and Heterosexual Cancer Survivors

One of our latest research findings features a study of whether exercise can improve the health and well-being of cancer survivors and their caregivers. It focuses on the current state and future outlook of the impacts can have on lesbian and gay cancer survivors and their heterosexual counterparts. Read more of the detailed research findings.

Upcoming Events

4/20 Webinar: Improving LGBT Patient Provider Relationships Learn more and register

4/26 Webinar: Community Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5): A Look at Public Transportation Expansion Learn more and register  

4/27 Event: Lung Force Expo Learn more and register 

4/27-4/29 Event: AONN+ West Coast Regional Meeting - Learn more and register

4/28-4/30 Event: Thriving Together: 2017 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer 

4/29 Webinar: 7th Annual Stomach Cancer Education Symposium Learn more and register

8/14-8/16 Event: CDC National Cancer Conference: Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, Innovation and Communication - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

HPV Vaccination Resource Book: This George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center produced resource comes as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded cooperative agreement awarded to the National AHEC Organization. The goal of this resource is to increase the number of human papillomavirus vaccinations (HPV) among 11 and 12-year old boys and girls as well as administering "catch-up" vaccinations to older adolescents and young adults. View the resource

Lung Cancer Screening Toolkit - Live Healthy PA has released a Lung Cancer Screening Toolkit. The toolkit provides resources for healthcare providers, patients and caregivers, risk factors and more. View the resource

Cancer Survivorship Series - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have developed a series of videos geared toward support and planning for patients and caregivers. The videos provide Resources and support through the insights of patients perspectives and strategies that can support health professionals. View the resource 

5-Question Quiz on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - The Cancer Network provides a new 5-Question quiz on chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Take the quiz and see just how much you know about the disease. Take the quiz 
What We're Reading

The ASCO Post - Cervical Cancer Mortality is Higher and Racial Disparity Wider Than Previously Reported

Healio - Attention to Emotional Stress Essential During Cancer Treatment, Survivorship - Read the article

AJMC - Oncology Medical Homes, Patient Navigators Improved Quality and Saved Costs at End of Life - Read the article

Cancer Network - Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at High Risk for Second Cancers - Read the article

MedlinePlus - Helping Cancer Caregivers Help ThemselvesRead the article

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