June/July 2017 
Volume 8, Issue 7

Taking Pride in Comprehensive Cancer Work

The GW Cancer Center was proud to celebrate Pride Month in June, a time each year to honor and support LGBTQ people and communities. On June 11, we educated attendees at the 42nd Annual Capital PRIDE Festival on GW's identify-affirming approach to cancer prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship. We shared the results of an exciting new exercise intervention to reduce psychological distress among lesbian, gay and heterosexual cancer survivors in our GATE resource repository. Members of our team also recently published a  Conquer Magazine article on  recognizing LGBTQ cancer survivors . Check it out today! 

We hope to continue the momentum of Pride Month as we advance our work on LGBTQ cancer health equity through two studies to improve care and inform educational resources for providers and cancer patients. You can contribute to this important work by sharing recruitment materials like these posters with your networks or being screened for participation if you are a sexual or gender minority who has been diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer. Contact us at for more information.

Celebrating Cancer Survivors

Each year on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivors Day® offers an opportunity for celebration, inspiration, support and outreach to survivors and their families. Here at the GW Cancer Center, we support survivors throughout the year by providing important resources like our National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit and e-learning series for primary care providers, recently featured in the CDC Learning Connection website.
Archived Ask the Expert Session Notes

Did you miss our recent Ask the Expert sessions? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Learn about strategies for meeting older adults' survivorship needs from Cancer Survivorship for Older Adults by downloading slides today (summary notes coming soon). Interested in learning how the successful LIVE STRONG at the Y program works? Check out Promoting Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors by downloading summary notes and slides.

Upcoming Events

7/18 Webinar: Tools of the Trade: Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening -  Learn more and register

7/24-7/25 Event/Webinar: Long-Term Survivorship Care After Cancer Treatment: A Workshop -  Learn more and register

8/7-8/8 Event: The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together -  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

9/8-9/9 Event: American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs Conference: Creating a Culture of Quality - Learn more and register

9/13 Webinar: Balancing Work and Cancer: Disclosure, Privacy and Online Brand - Learn more and register

1/2/18-1/6/18 Event: Escape to Thrive: Encouraging and Sustaining Cancer Advocacy Programs and Efforts - Learn more and save the date
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Howard University Cancer Center is seeking qualified applicants for two grant-funded positions that will provide navigation services for breast cancer patients. The positions are listed as Grant Patient Navigator and Research Associate Cancer Center.

Health Disparities Data Widget - This widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for Leading Health Indicators. Learn more.

Caring for Cancer Survivors Who Use Tobacco - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides resources for health care providers to help inform their patients on the risks associated with tobacco use before and after cancer treatment. Learn more.

Cancer Disparities Infographic - This infographic from the National Cancer Institute provides helpful information on cancer-related health disparities. Learn more.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers - No cost 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

Health Affairs Blog -  Two Things Researchers and Allies Can Do Right Now to Advance LGBT Research -  Read the  article .

Health Equity Journal - Use of Community Health Workers and Patient Navigators to Improve Cancer Outcomes Among Patients Served by Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Systematic Literature Review -  Read the abstract.

Journal of Clinical Oncology - Going Beyond Being Lost in Transition: A Decade of Progress in Cancer Survivorship  - Read the abstract or learn more about the GW Cancer Center's Priority Alignment Tool or e-learning series, both mentioned in the article.

Oncology Nurse Advisor - Increases in Liver Cancer Incidence Influenced by Higher Rates of Comorbidities  - Read the article or abstract.

Kaiser Family Foundation - Data Note: Medicaid's Role in Providing Access to Preventive Care for Adults - Read the article.
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