July 2018 │ Vol 9 │ Issue 7
GW Cancer Center Hosts Community Event for LGBTQI Health
The GW Cancer Center, in partnership with several other community organizations, recently hosted an event to discuss the latest research on LGBTQI health disparities and provided a forum for participants to discuss their health concerns, equitable care and research. Over 60 people attended the event, which included a panel discussion by researchers and breakout sessions among attendees. The event was made possible through funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
World Hepatitis Day
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, a great opportunity to promote hepatitis B and C prevention, testing and treatment. Our toolkit, profiles, webinar or National Academies of Medicine fact sheet can help you mark the observance.
Last Chance to Join our MCM Team
We still have a few spots left for the GW Cancer Center's Marine Corps Marathon or MCM10K team! There's only one month left to register and meet your fundraising minimum, so join today for guaranteed entry to this sold-out event.
8/7 Webinar: Change from the Ground Up: Uplifting Best Practices for Community Organizing and Leadership Engagement - Learn more and register

8/8 Webinar: Tailoring Colorectal Cancer Treatment - Sidedness, Biomarkers (BRAF, HER2) and Beyond - Learn more and register

8/14 Webinar: Breaking News in Breast and Ovarian Cancer and What Should I Make of it? - Learn more and register

8/21 Webinar: Governing for Racial Equity: California's State-Level Capitol Cohort - Learn more and register
All About U.S. Cancer Statistics - This new video from CDC covers the basics on accessing cancer statistics and data.

Caring for Cancer Survivors: Obesity and Wellness - This fact sheet from CDC can help providers care for their patients and counsel them about the importance of nutrition and physical activity.

Paying for Clinical Trials - This video from the National Cancer Institute covers the various costs associated with clinical trials and what patients should expect if they participate in a trial.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers - No-cost continuing education program to educate primary care providers about the needs of and how to care for survivors in the primary care setting. Download the informational flyer or access the course. Help us spread the word by sharing our companion communication toolkit!
NBC News: Childhood Cancer Rates Highest in Northeast, New CDC Map Shows - Read the article or publication

AJMC Managed Markets: Robotic Surgery Complements Chemotherapy, Safer Than Radiation, in Oral Cancer - Read the article or ASCO abstract

Oncology Nurse Advisor: Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy - Read the article or abstract

Medscape: U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Improved, but Still Below Targets - Read the article (by logging into a free Medscape account) or abstract

NCI Cancer Currents Blog: Cancer Prevention Message is Key for HPV Vaccination Discussions with Parents - Read the article or abstract