October 2018 │ Vol 9 │ Issue 10
Lung Cancer Awareness Month Resources
More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November is a annual opportunity to support survivors, caregivers and families of those who have been diagnosed with lung cancer. If you're looking to be a part of these important efforts and support Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the GW Cancer Center offers several tools and resources to get you started.
Join the GW Cancer Center at APHA Annual Meeting
Staff from the GW Cancer Center will be presenting several posters and sessions on our work. Be sure to check out our poster on Coalition Training and Technical Assistance or our oral session on Caring for Diverse Cancer Patients. View the APHA online program for additional sessions by our GW colleagues. See you there!
Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers
This is a no-cost continuing education program to educate primary care providers about the needs of and how to care for survivors in the primary care setting. Download the informational flyer or access the course. Help us spread the word by sharing our companion communication toolkit!
10/15-10/19 National Health Education Week - Learn more

10/23 Webinar: The Modern Hospital Operating Room: Overcoming Obstacles for Organizational Transformation Learn more and register

10/25 Webinar: Education Series for Healthcare Professionals: Returning to Work Learn more and register

10/29 Webinar: Approved Age Expansion for Gardasil 9 Learn more and register

11/1 Webinar: Creating Change Through Leadership Learn more and register

11/15-11/19 Event: Navigation and Survivorship Conference Learn more and register
Health Equity Resources These resources from the GW Cancer Center can help providers and organizations promote health equity and improve care for patients from all backgrounds, identities and national origins.

 Follow-Up Medical Care for Cancer Survivors This web page from the National Cancer Institute provides information about follow-up medical care for patients who have completed cancer treatment.

Patient Perspective: Why Navigators Are Important This video from the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators ® talks about why nurse navigators are a critical component of the treatment team.

Local Implementation and Capacity of Cancer Prevention and Control This report from the National Association of County and City Health Officials provides a national review of local health department activities.
Oncology Nurse Advisor: FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45 - Read the article or related FDA press release

Medscape: Weight Loss After Menopause, Lower Breast Cancer Risk - Register for a free account to read the article or abstract

NPR: Why Are Black Women Less Likely To Stick With A Breast Cancer Follow-up Treatment? - Read the article or abstract

Medical Express: Lung Cancer Will Remain Major Health Issue, Despite Falling Rates - Read the article or abstract

National Academy of Medicine: Transformation - My Experience as a Patient and An Advocate in Three Chapters - Read the commentary