December 2016 
Volume 4, Issue 12

Happy Holidays from the GW Cancer Center

During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we our partnership with you. We appreciate your continued support and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success. This past year has been an encouraging one for cancer research and progress, with new innovation arising out of the Cancer Moonshot initiative and a renewed focus on patient-centered care. We look forward to the year ahead and the work that remains as we envision a cancer-free future.

The GW Cancer Center is conducting research to better understand how survivorship care plans are implemented. We invite you to participate in our national survey to help improve survivorship care. Please consider helping us spread the word about this important survey by sharing this link with your colleagues or contacts and taking the survey yourself:

Did you miss our recent webinar, Putting Together the Pieces: How a Robust Survivorship Care Plan Model Helps Meet the Needs of Survivors? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Experts from New England Cancer Specialists presented on how they develop robust survivorship care plans for breast and head and neck survivors. View the archived webinar or slides today!

Upcoming Events

12/12-12/13 Event: The Drug Development Paradigm in Oncology- A Workshop-  Learn more and register

12/13 Webinar:  Supporting Cancer Survivors through Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs- Learn more and register.

12/14-12/15 Event: 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation- Learn more and register

12/15 Webinar: Leading through Health System Change 2.0- The Sequel!- Learn more and register

12/20 Webinar: BRCA Genetic Testing: Understanding the Physical, Emotional and Financial Challenges- Learn more and register

1/11 Webinar: Balancing Work and Cancer - Managing Long-Term Stress - Learn more and register

1/27-1/28/17 Event: Cancer Survivorship Symposium- Learn more and register

2/16-2/18/17 Event: Families USA Health Action 2017 Conference - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Do You Know if You're Making the Most of Patient Navigation?  - This infographic covers six questions cancer program leaders need to ask and strategies to address each.  Learn more.

Springboard Beyond Cancer - This interactive tool provides information and resources to help cancer patients cope and be in control. Learn more .  

Video: Cancer Survivorship Statistics - This short video from the NCI's "Did You Know?" series covers key topics and trends in cancer statistics.   Learn more .

Health Insurance and Insights from Health Literacy - This report from a workshop explores health-literate approaches to helping consumers navigate the health insurance landscape. Learn more.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers - Free continuing education program to educate primary care providers about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Download an   informational flyer   or   access the course .
What We're Reading

EurekAlert - Recovering Latina Breast Cancer Patients Report Big Gaps in 'Survivorship' Care - Read the  article or abstract.

USA Today  Cancer Patients Say They Face High Costs, Risks When Care Delayed  - Read the article or  results of the survey .

KFGO  -  Childhood Cancer Survivors May Not Get Needed Adult Care   - Read the article or abstract

Oncology Nurse Advisor Study Helps to Clarify Navigator Role in Colonoscopy Screening  - Read the article or abstract

Oncology Nursing News - Cancer Survivorship Care: Implementing the CoC Standard  - Read the  article or resources on the CoC standard .
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