February 2017 
Volume 5, Issue 2



February is National Cancer Prevention Month and February 4th marked World Cancer Day - an annual opportunity to join together against cancer and take action. The GW Cancer Center took part in the World Cancer Day #WeCanICan campaign, showing how physical activity can play a huge role in reducing the risk of cancer. Learn more about the steps you can take to get active in cancer prevention, both individually and with others. Check out the latest Prepared Patient® blog post today!



Allison Harvey, senior manager, health care professional education at the GW Cancer Center, recently presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual survivorship symposium. Harvey presented on the e-learning series for primary care providers, a course aimed at educating providers about long-term and late treatment effects and care guidelines. Watch her interview about the e-learning series here.


The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center invites you to join us for an upcoming webinar featuring practitioners from Mercy Cancer Center in Canton, Ohio. Cancer navigators Nicole Haines and Tara Barker will discuss how Mercy Cancer Center integrates survivorship care in order to meet American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer survivorship care guidelines.  Register today.

Upcoming Events

2/13  Webinar: Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 - Learn more and register

2/16-2/18  Event: Families USA Health Action 2017 Conference -  Learn more and register

2/22 Webinar: Addressing the Impact of Viruses and Related Cancers on Minority Populations -  Learn more and register

3/3-3/4 Event: ASCO Quality Care Symposium- Learn more

3/7 Webinar: National Native Network: E-Cigarettes and the Community Learn more and register 

3/9 Event: 14th Annual Conference: Association for Community Health Improvement - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

ASCO 2017 Clinical Cancer Advances Report  - This report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology highlights the most important clinical advances of the past year and previews where cancer science is headed.

Patient Navigation Model for Increasing Colonoscopy Quality and Completion - This replication manual describes how to implement the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program's patient navigation model. Learn more .  

Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture: A Guiding Framework for Patient and Family Engaged Care - This discussion paper from the National Academy of Medicine  lays out a framework for creating and sustaining a culture of patient and family engaged care that is grounded in both scientific evidence and the lived experience of patients.  Learn more .

The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit: Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cancer Survivorship Care - This toolkit provides resources to implement American Cancer Society cancer survivorship care guidelines for colorectal, head and neck and prostate cancers and the American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology cancer survivorship care guideline for breast cancer. 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

Christian Science Monitor - Study: After Decades of Anti-Smoking Campaigns, 1 in 4 Americans Still Use Tobacco - Read the  article or abstract.

Fred Hutch News  How Cancer Survivors are Teaching Researchers - Even Decades Later  - Read the article or information about the Long-Term Follow-Up  program .

NY Times  -  Depression and Anxiety Tied to Cancer Deaths   - Read the article or abstract

AJMC Study Doubts Impact of Pre-ACA Medicaid Expansion on Access to Cancer Surgery  - Read the article or abstract

RevCycle Intelligence- Patient Care Navigation Program Reduces Cancer Care Costs  - Read the  article or abstract .
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