January 2017 
Volume 5, Issue 1

Join us on February 10 at 12 pm EST for an Ask the Expert session on How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor. Survivors' cancer experiences give them unique expertise that is crucial for strengthening research efforts and improving patient-centered care. Join us for a lively discussion with an exciting panel of survivors and research contributors to hear about their experiences getting involved in research and learn how you can too. Please note that registration is mandatory and will fill up quickly, so sign up today!

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, recently presented in a cyber seminar with Research to Reality on the current status of cancer research in transgender populations as well as current efforts to improve LGBTQ research and education. Check out the exciting post-seminar discussion on Research to Reality and stay tuned for the archived webinar.

We're pleased to highlight a new practice-based insight from the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute. Springboard Beyond Cancer is a free, customizable self-management program to help people with cancer to manage their physical and emotional symptoms, improve their communication skills and live healthier after their diagnosis. Learn more about this exciting new resource by reading the full  practice-based insight on our website. 

Upcoming Events

2/4 Event: World Cancer Day-  Learn more 

2/7 Deadline for Abstracts: ASCO Annual Meeting- Learn more

2/8 Webinar:  Balancing Work and Cancer: Managing Finances- Learn more and register

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

2/20-2/24 Deadline for Abstracts: APHA 2017 Annual Meeting- Learn more

4/27-4/29 Event: AONN+ West Coast Regional Meeting- 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

World Cancer Day Campaign Toolkit  - Looking for ways to promote World Cancer Day on February 4th? This toolkit from the Union for International Cancer Control can help.

2016 Trends in Cancer Programs - This infographic from the Association of Community Cancer Centers highlights results from ACCC's annual survey of cancer programs. Learn more .  

Video: Eating Healthy and Active Living: What's the Cancer Connection? - This short video from the American Cancer Society covers steps to reduce cancer risk through diet and physical activity.   Learn more .

Resources on the Prevention and Public Health Fund - This web page from Trust for America's Health provides information and advocacy resources on the Prevention and Public Health Fund. 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

NY times - Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths - Read the  article or abstract.

STAT  National Cancer Institute Unveils New Effort to Speed Drugs to Researchers  - Read the article or  press release .

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  -  Invasive Cancer Incidence and Survival - United States, 2013   - Read the article

Medical Xpress Affordable Care Act Made Some Cancer Screenings More Accessible  - Read the article or abstract

TIME- Half of Women Have Serious Side Effects from Breast Cancer Treatment  - Read the  article or abstract .
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