The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy (caSNP) E-News provides information on relevant articles, trends and updates in the fields of navigation and survivorship along with current and upcoming caSNP programs and initiatives.
|In the News|
|Defining Affordable Cancer Care in the 21st Century: Workshop Summary
This workshop summary is the result of the Institute's of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Forum convened, October 8-9, 2012 in Washington, DC.
European-American Dialogues on Cancer Survivorship: Current Perspectives and Emerging Issues
This supplement to Cancer features 15 articles that highlight the similarities and differences between American and European approaches to various aspects of cancer survivorship.
The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill: Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures The Effects of Primary Care on Breast Cancer Mortality and Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries
published by NY Times
highlights the high costs of the U.S. medical system and cost variations for procedures across the country.
This new study shows that Medicare patients who visit their PCP more frequently (2 visits/year) were less likely to die from breast cancer or other causes or be diagnosed with breast cancer in later stages.
Delay in Surgical Treatment and Survivorship After Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Young Women by Race/Ethnicity
This study published in JAMA Surgery reveals that for young women who delayed breast cancer surgey for more than 6 weeks had a lower survival rate than those who received surgery earlier. It also indicated that black and Hispanic women were more likely to delay surgery as compared with white women.
Depression and Anxiety in Long-Term Cancer Survivors Compared with Spouses and Health Controls: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
This study indicates that anxiety is more so an issue than depression among long-term cancer survivors and should be addressed to improve quality of life for cancer survivors.
|Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship|
| September 26 & 27, 2013|
This interactive two-day training program equips health care professionals with the tools needed to launch and sustain navigation and survivorship programs, two cornerstones of patient-centered care. Participants learn strategic planning techniques for developing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining patient navigation and survivorship programs. At the conclusion of the training, participants walk away with a cohesive institution-specific plan for either a survivorship or navigation program that will enhance the patient focus of their organization.
Registration is now open! Deadline for the early bird rate is July 31, 2013. Space is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached.