September 2017 
Volume 8, Issue 9

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently served as supporting sponsor for the Washington Post's 2017 Chasing Cancer Summit. The event, which brought together researchers, patient advocates and multidisciplinary cancer specialists, covered the convergence of technology and medicine, the latest gene therapy treatments and future directions for research. View highlights from the event or learn about the GW Cancer Center's innovative immunotherapy research on T-Cells.

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is hosting their annual conference November 16-19 in Orlando, FL. Conference highlights include presentations on navigation metrics, continuing education sessions, nurse navigator and patient navigator certification exams and networking opportunities. Register today.

Through support from CDC, the GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new online offering, Action for Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change: A Training. This no-cost online course is a companion to Register through the Online Academy or download the informational flyer.

Upcoming Events

9/26 Webinar: Highlights from the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting- Part 1-  Learn more and register

9/27 Webinar: Diversity Dialogue: Unconscious Linguistic Bias -  Learn more and register

9/28 Webinar: The Same, Only Different: Caring for Your LGBT Patients - Learn more and register

9/28 Webinar: Highlights from the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting- Part 2 - Learn more and register

10/27-10/28 Event: 4th Symposium on Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians - 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

CancerCare Patient Access and Engagement Report - Illustrates the many physical, emotional, financial, practical and informational needs cancer patients experience during and after clinical treatment. Learn more or download the related white paper on the gap between value frameworks and patients' values. 

National Cancer Institute Guide to Grants and Training - Information from the National Cancer Institute on applying for cancer grants or training. Learn more.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Online Resource - CDC's new Collection of Online Resource and Inventory Database: Organized and Readily Accessible (CORIDOR) provides resources that can help support the planning, implementation and evaluation of state and national chronic disease prevention and health promotion initiatives. Learn more.

Gynecologic Cancer Resources - These resources from CDC's Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign can help you spread the word for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month in September. 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

The Weekly Challenger -  Beauty Products May Cause Health Risks in Women of Color, Researchers Warn -  Read the  article  or abstract .

TIME - FDA Approves First Gene Therapy Treatment for Cancer-  Read the article or  FDA press release.

New York Times - More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer  - Read the article or research letter.

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Scientists Develop Blood Test that Spots Tumor-Derived DNA in People with Early-Stage Cancers  - Read the article or abstract.

National Cancer Institute - CAR T Cells: Engineering Patients' Immune Cells to Treat Their Cancers - Read the article.
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