November 2016 
Volume 4, Issue 11

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center and Aubrey Villalobos, director, cancer control and health equity, recently presented at the Union for International Cancer Control's prestigious biennial World Cancer Congress in Paris, France. Pratt-Chapman presented on GW's patient navigation work and the American Cancer Society cancer survivorship clinical care guidelines she co-authored. She also moderated a panel on evidence-based communication for cancer control that featured Villalobos, who spoke on the GW Cancer Center's technical assistance offerings. Learn more about the conference and highlights from day one.

Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES, senior manager for health care professional, will be presenting along with several other experts at an upcoming Research to Reality (R2R) seminar on Cancer Caregiving in the Community on November 29. Allison will discuss the GW Cancer Center's recent report on cancer survivorship. Learn more and register or check out the discussion on R2R

Cancer is often a life-altering experience. Many cancer patients, survivors and caregivers find comfort in spirituality. Physicians, nurses and other health care providers can find it challenging to know how to best address their patients' spirituality, grief and quality of life concerns. Join our panel of experts as we discuss this important topic on November 29. Register today!

Upcoming Events

11/10 Event: 10th Annual Cancer Symposium on Cancer in Women. Learn more and register

11/16 Webinar: Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Data Integrity and Quality Improvement- Learn more and register

11/17 Webinar: Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals: Health Insurance Options- Learn more and register

11/17-11/20 Event: Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference- Learn more and register

11/29 Webinar: Cancer Caregiving in the Community- Learn more and register

11/29 Ask the Expert: Addressing Spiritual Needs Across the Cancer Care Continuum- Learn more and register

1/27-1/28/17 Event: Cancer Survivorship Symposium- Learn more and register

2/16-2/18/17 Event: Families USA Health Action 2017 Conference - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Supporting Cancer Survivors through Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs  - In case you missed it, the GW Cancer Center recently released a report on the current state of survivorship care in the U.S.  Learn more.

Spotlight on Health Care Expenditures and Payers: Infographic - This infographic provides highlights from a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics. Learn more .  

Archived Webinar: Lung Cancer Screening - This archived webinar from CDC discusses evidence and information about lung cancer screening.   Learn more .

Health Reform and the Implications for Cancer Screening - This report provides information on Medicaid Expansion and Access and its implications for cancer screening. Learn more.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers - Free 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

Cancer Currents Blog - Meeting Patients Where They Are: Liberating Clinical Trials Data Under the Cancer Moonshot - Read the  article or access the NCI clinical trials database.

Oncology Nursing News  Medical Mistrust, Lack of Information, Among Concerns of African American Breast Cancer Survivors  - Read the article or  abstract .

STAT  -  Financial Toxicity: 1 in 3 Cancer Patients Have to Turn to Family or Friends to Pay for Care   - Read the article or announcement about the Financial Treatment Project

Oncology Nurse Advisor Patient Navigation Reduces Delays in Diagnostic Resolution  - Read the article or abstract

Journal of the National Cancer Institute - Cancer Treatment and Research Under the Affordable Care Act  - Read the  abstract .
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