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Psychosocial Distress: A Process of Care, Not a Point in Time
The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy will host a  free webinar, January 22, 2014 at noon ET, that will explore the integration of distress screening and psychosocial support as a standard of care in oncology.
 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. 
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caSNP E-News

January 2014
Vol 2, Issue 1

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
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer   

This recently released report includes information on cancer incidence, death and trends from 1975-2010. The report concludes that overall death rates due to cancer have declined. Read the full report.


Caring for the Whole Patient


Published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, this article identifies the progress made in moving towards patient-centered cancer care and the challenges that remain. Read the full article.         

Clinical Cancer Advances 2013: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released the Annual Clinical Cancer Advances Report that features important achievements in cancer care delivery and patient outcomes. Read the full report.

Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

Featured in the New York Times, this article exposes racial disparities in breast cancer through the poignant story of two Memphis women. Read the full article.

How Patient Navigation Can Cut Costs and Save Lives

Published on Bloomberg.com, this article highlights the impact of patient navigation for both patients and providers. Read the full the article.  
Resources for Health Care Professionals
C-Change Webinars  

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

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