March 2018 
Volume 9, Issue 3

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people have unique health needs that health care professionals are not trained to address. Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, recently wrote about this important issue in Association of American Cancer Institutes Commentary. Read more.

GW Cancer Center Releases April Social Media Toolkits

It's a busy season for health observances, but don't worry, we've got you covered! The GW Cancer Center recently released updated Minority Cancer Awareness Week and National Cancer Control Month social media toolkits, along with a brand new Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Toolkit. Download to get started!
E-Learning Series:  Spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Survivorship

March is colorectal cancer awareness month, a great opportunity to learn more about the unique needs of colorectal cancer survivors. The E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers offers no-cost CME and includes a module on colorectal cancer survivorship. Take just one module or all ten, it's up to you! Sign up today.

Upcoming Events

3/24 Event/Webinar: Bone Marrow Failure and Myeloid Neoplasia: 2018 Update on Diagnosis and Treatment - Learn more and register

3/26-3/30 Event: 28th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion - Learn more and register

3/26 Webinar: Update on the Treatment of Colon Cancer - Learn more and register

3/28 Webinar: Talking to Your Kids About Colorectal Cancer - Learn more and register

3/29 Webinar: Diversity by Design: Strategies to Engage Minority Communities in Biomedical Research - Learn more and register

3/30 Deadline for nominations for Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Care - Learn more

4/5 Webinar: Treatment Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Facts for Life: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People - This fact sheet from the Susan G. Komen Foundation covers risk factors for breast cancer and action steps for sexual and gender minority individuals to reduce their risk. Learn more.

HD Pulse - This website from NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities contains data, interventions and other resources to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.  Learn more .

Prostate Cancer Caregivers Online Support Group - Malecare offers an online community for spouses and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer. Learn more.

Archived Webinar: Innovative Ways to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Among the Underserved - This webinar from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable discusses strategies for improving colorectal cancer screening rates and reducing related health disparities. Learn more.
What We're Reading

Oncology Nurse Advisor - Bedside Assessment Tool Improves Worst Pain in Patients with Cancer -  Read the article or  abstract .

The ASCO Post - The Challenge of Prognostication in the Era of Immunotherapy - Read the article.

Pacific Standard - In Chicago, Black Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Are Dropping Dramatically - Read the article or abstract.

Medscape - Clinical Takeaways from the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium - Read the article or presentations from the conference.

National Cancer Institute - The Imperative of Addressing Cancer Drug Costs and Value - Read the article or accompanying infographic.
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