March 2017 
Volume 6, Issue 3

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, served as one of the authors on the commentary, which calls to bridge the gap between the achievable and the accessible in cancer care. The commentary, published in the latest Lancet Oncology Journal, calls for the global cancer community to improve health and wellness for cancer survivors and their families through a variety of specific actions. Read more or download the article.

Sarah Raskin, research scientist, patient reported outcomes at the GW Cancer Center, recently presented the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual quality care symposium. Raskin presented on collaborative, PCORI-funded work at the GW Cancer Center and the School of Public Health aimed at involving patients in quality care through evaluating the patient-centered aspects of cancer survivorship care models. Download the conference abstract to learn more.

Did you miss our recent webinar on survivorship care planning standards? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Cancer navigators Nicole Haines and Tara Barker from Mercy Cancer Center in Canton, Ohio discussed how Mercy Cancer Center integrates survivorship care to meet American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer survivorship care guidelines. View the recordingdownload the slides or read the Q&A today.

Upcoming Events

3/21 Webinar: Expanding Lynch Syndrome Screening - From Research to Reality Learn more and register

3/22 Webinar: Triage Cancer Webinar: Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Partner Learn more and register

3/22 Event: 2017 NCCN Nursing Program: Advancing Oncology Nursing Learn more and register

3/30 Event: SOPHE 68th Annual Conference Learn more and register

4/3 Event: Johns Hopkins Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health Learn more and register 

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

Report: Health in All Policies - Experiences from Local Health Departments -  The National Association of County and City Health Officials released a  report depicting the state of "health in all policies" practice, including challenges and opportunities at local health departments across the U.S.

Determinants of Health Fact Sheets -  The SelfMade Health Network has developed a Determinants of Health Series that includes a variety of fact sheets on various health disparities and their impacts on health.

Archived Webinar: Affordable Care Act Update - The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship recently hosted a webinar on the current state of the Affordable Care Act, what a replacement plan could look like, and what this all means for survivors and advocates going forward. View the archived webinar.  

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 and informational flyer or access the course.
What We're Reading

RevCycle Intelligence - Health IT, Care Navigators Most Effective at Lowering Costs - Read the  article or abstract .

The ASCO Post -  ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care GuidelineRead the article, abstract or survivorship care guideline.

Healio - Attention to Emotional Stress Essential During Cancer Treatment, Survivorship - Read the article or abstract.

Patient Engagement HITPatient-Centered Care Models Enhance End-of-Life Cancer Care - Read the article or abstract.

AJMC - Insurance Status, Race and Education Remain Persistent Barriers to Cancer Screening - Read the article or Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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