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Tools of the Trade: Survivorship Care Plans, Part I
Cancer Survivor
The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy will host a  free webinar, August 21, 2013 at noon ET, that will highlight LIVESTRONG and Journey Forward's free survivorship care planning tools.
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Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers
The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program that provides a forum to educate primary care providers (PCPs) who may have patients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Continuing education credits (CEs) are available at no cost to participants for each 1-hour module.

 

caSNP E-News Issue: # 8
August 2013

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
Physician Roles in the Cancer-Related Follow-Up Care of Cancer Survivorship

This article in Family Medicine, explores the different perspectives of primary care providers (PCP) and onoclogists in follow-up for cancer patients.  50% of PCPs reported co-management of care with oncologists while 70% of oncologists reported being the sole providers of care post-treatment. Read the full article.

Black-White Divide Persists in Breast Cancer    

A
New York Times article highlights the glaring discrepancy of survival rates between black and white women with breast cancer. Survey results revealed that late-stage diagnosis, lengthy time from diagnosis to treatment, lack of a primary care provider and avoidance of general medical services could be contributing factors to the survival gap. Read the full article.

Who Owns Human Genes? Is DNA Patentable?

This opinion piece featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association provides a summary of the landmark Supreme Court decision on June 13, 2013 that held that extracted genes with no alterations to the natural state cannot be patented. Read the full article.

At Too Many Hospitals, a Revolving Door

This article published in the New York Times features the story of Jessie Gruman and her road to recovery following gastric cancer and the importance of follow-up to avoid hospital remission. Read the full article. 
Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship
Executive Training Time is running out to register for the Executive Training!

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.

Space is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached. Register today! 

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The GW Cancer Institute's
Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy

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