October 2017 
Volume 8, Issue 10


The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently released Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1 Patient Navigation Process: A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators. This road map is designed to support teams responsible for conducting the triennial community needs assessment focusing on cancer disparities and barriers to care. Cancer program administrators can use this resource to conduct a cancer-specific community needs assessment and establish a patient navigation process to address barriers to care. Download the road map today!


Mandi Pratt-Chapman, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, will be speaking on workforce competencies in patient navigation at an upcoming event, Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: A Workshop. View the webcast or get more information about attending in person on November 13-14.

Survivorship Care Plans (SCPs) are an important resource for improving care for cancer patients. However, many organizations lack capacity to input patient data for SCPs. In a recent GATE practice-based insight, the Hancock Regional Hospital and Indiana State Department of Health described their process for auto-populating hospital cancer registry data into SCPs. 

Upcoming Events

11/1 Webinar: Update on the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer-  Learn more and register

11/3-11/4 Event: Fall 2017 Clinical Vaccinology Course-  Learn more and register

11/6 Webinar: Addressing Cancer Disparities Through Community Engagement - Learn more and register

11/13-11/14 Event/Webinar: Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: A Workshop - Learn more and register

11/16-11/19 Event: AONN+ Navigation and Survivorship Conference - Learn more and register

1/2/18-1/6/18 Event: Escape to Thrive: Encouraging and Sustaining Cancer Advocacy Programs and Efforts - Learn more and save the date
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Webinars from LGBT HealthLink - CenterLink recently presented two webinars, C olorectal Cancer in LGBT Communities and Creating and Sustaining Community-Clinical Linkages for Tobacco Cessation. Create a free account on MyLGBTHealthLink.org to download.

Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health - This compendium of case studies from the Health Research and Educational Trust highlights communities that are developing, implementing and sustaining effective strategies and successful programs to achieve a culture of health. Learn more.

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators Infographic Gallery - The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion releases a monthly infographic showing progress on leading health indicator targets. Learn more.

Archived Webinar: Navigating Care Choices: How to Help Consumers Shop for Value - This webinar from NIHCM Foundation discusses how employers and health plans can lower health care spending by helping consumers select high-value health care services. 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

Journal of Clinical Oncology -  Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Coverage and Cancer Outcomes-  Read the  abstract .

Washington Post - Breast Cancer Death Rate Drops Almost 40%, Saving 322,000 Lives, Study Says-  Read the article or  study.

Medpage Today - Gaps in Public Knowledge of Cancer Risk  - Read the article, full survey results or key findings.

Medical News Today - How Does Excess Weight Drive Breast Cancer? Study Sheds Light - Read the article or abstract.

National Cancer Institute - With FDA Approval for Advanced Lymphoma, Second CAR T-Cell Therapy Moves to the Clinic - Read the article.
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