November/December 2017 
Volume 8, Issue 12
   
2017 In Review

This year has been eventful and filled with exciting collaborative efforts and new resources. Some of our most popular new products this year included Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1: Patient Navigation Process - A Road Map for CCC Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators and its companion ask the expert session. We were also pleased to collaborate with our colleagues in Pacific Island Jurisdictions (PIJs) on our 2017 PIJ Summit report, covering efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in these communities. Other highlights included the launch of a new training on policy, systems and environmental change and presentations at numerous conferences including the Cancer Survivorship Symposium: A Primary Care and Oncology Collaboration, the 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference and the National Cancer Policy Forum, in addition to others. We look forward to the year ahead and are filled with gratitude for your continued readership and support. Cheers to 2018!

Upcoming Events

1/2-1/6 Event: Escape to Thrive: Encouraging and Sustaining Cancer Advocacy Programs and Efforts - Learn more and register

1/10 Webinar: Improving Population and Clinical Health with Integrated Services and Decision Support-  Learn more and register

1/10 Webinar: Balancing Work and Cancer: Managing Finances-  Learn more and register

1/16 Webinar: Radon Awareness for Healthcare - Learn more and register

2/14 Webinar: Balancing Work and Cancer: Career Change - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Patient Navigator Position - The District of Columbia Primary Care Association currently has a job opening for a patient navigator. Learn more.

Invasive Cancer Incidence, 2004-2013 and Deaths, 2006-2015 in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties - U.S. - This free CME activity from Medscape and CDC covers cancer incidence and mortality from the past decade. Register for a free account from Medscape to access this activity.

Healthline 2017 State of Cancer Report - This report from Healthline contains insights on the impact of digital information and patient support networks. Learn more.

Archived Webinar: Sharing a Public Health Oriented Model Local Ordinance for Marijuana - This webinar from Dialogue for Health discusses best practices to develop local regulatory and taxation frameworks to protect youth, public health and social equity. 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

Medical Xpress - US Cancer Drug Costs Increasing Despite Competition, New Research Shows  - Read the article or abstract.

Reuters Health - Consistently Lower Cancer Survival Rates for Black Patients in U.S. - Read the article, key findings or journal supplement.

Hospitals and Health Networks - How to Communicate with Cultural Sensitivity - Read the article.

New York Times - Too Many Older Patients Get Cancer Screenings - Read the article or a related study.
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