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The Impact of the ACA on Cancer Care: What's Ahead in 2014
The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy will host a  free webinar, December 18, 2013 at noon ET, that will highlight the impact of the ACA on cancer care for providers and patients.
 Register today!
New Modules Added on Health Promotion and Care Coordination
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.


Guide for Delivering Quality Survivorship Care
 Developed by GWCI, through the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, the Guide for Delivering Quality Survivorship Care provides health care professionals with the knowledge, tools and resources to deliver high-quality patient-centered care. Access the Guide. 
caSNP E-News Issue: # 12
December 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
Cancer Care in the Age of Electronic Health Information Exchange

The Association for Community Cancer Centers recently released a white paper on the health information exchange and its impact on the cancer community. Read the full report.         

Concept Analysis of Empowerment from Survivor and Nurse Perspectives within the Context of Cancer Survivorship
Published in Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, this study analyzes the definition of the concept of empowerment, the uses and assumptions of that definition and how it differs among patients and nurse providers within the context of cancer survivorship. Read the full article.

Persistent Postmastectomy Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors: Analysis of Clinical, Demographic, and Psychosocial Factors

The Journal of Pain featured an article looking at the associations between psychosocial factors and persistent postmastectomy pain in breast cancer survivors.  Read the full article. 

The Next Frontier in Cancer Care: As More Patients Survive, Cancer Centers Handle Disease's Knock-On Effects

The Wall Street Journal featured an article on the emergence of survivorship-care programs at hospitals and community cancer centers to care for the increasing number of cancer survivors in the U.S.  Read the full article. 

Nurse Navigators in Early Cancer Care: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, this study examines the effectiveness of nurse navigation on patient experience and quality of life.  Read the full article. 
Resources for Health Care Professionals
C-Change Webinars  

Recordings are now available for the C-Change hosted webinars: "Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for  a System in Crisis" and
"How Restrictive Pain Medication Policies May Reduce Access for Cancer Patients."

Accreditation 101: Learning the Basics of CoC Accreditation and Standards

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is hosting a one-day workshop on the CoC accreditation process to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care, February 28, 2014, in Austin, TX. Get more information about the training.

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