May 2018 
Volume 9, Issue 5

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness

This April marked the third annual Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness (MBCTW) Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Coalitions, advocacy and medical organizations sponsored the conference on living well during and after cancer for survivors, patients, caregivers, advocates and supporters. The GW Cancer Center's Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES, presented on this importance of survivorship care plans and how they can be used as a map to wellness. The MBTCW conference is in its 12th year in Seattle. View videos from past Seattle conferences.

Team-Based Oncology Care: The Pivotal Role of Patient Navigation

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity, recently authored several chapters of Team-Based Oncology Care: The Pivotal Role of Patient Navigation. The book covers the important role of patient navigation throughout the cancer care continuum. Learn more.
New Toolkits: National Cancer Survivors Day and Palliative Care

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce the release of two social media toolkits, one for National Cancer Survivors Day on June 3, and one for  Palliative Care Awareness (new!) to be used throughout the year. Both toolkits contain evidence-informed messaging and best practices for utilizing social media.

Upcoming Events

5/23 Webinar: New Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy Guide - Learn more and register

5/23 Webinar: AMGA-AHA Webinar on Care Redesign and Quality Improvement -
Learn more and register

5/24 Webinar: Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals: Taking Time Off - Learn more and register

5/24 Webinar: Optimizing Resource Effectiveness Across the Care Continuum - Learn more and register

5/30 Webinar: Survivor Strong: Healthy Living During and After Cancer - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Job Posting - ICF has a job opening for an oncology nurse in Rockville, Maryland.  Learn more and apply.

Engagement in Health Research Literature Explorer - This searchable database from PCORI contains literature on improving engagement in health research.  Learn more .

Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Prevention Profiles - The GW Cancer Center recently published these fact sheets on liver cancer and viral hepatitis for each state as well as resources on reducing the burden of viral hepatitis. Learn more.

Archived Webinar: Developing State-Level Colorectal Cancer Coalitions - This webinar from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable discusses the process for establishing a state-level colorectal cancer roundtable. Learn more.
What We're Reading

Oncology Nurse Advisor - 2-Year Rituximab Maintenance Therapy Prolongs PFS in Elderly with CLL -  Read the article or  abstract .

New York Times - Imaginative Caregiving for the Cancer Patient - Read the article.

Medical News Today - This 'Metastasis-Blocking' Compound May Stop the Spread of Cancer - Read the article or abstract.

New York Times - The Jabberwocky in a Cancer Lab - Read the article.

National Cancer Institute - FDA Approves Nivolumab and Ipalimumab Combination for Advanced Kidney Cancer - Read the article or  abstract.
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