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Quality Improvement Tools for Patient-Centered Programs
The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy will host a  free webinar, February 19th, 2014 at noon ET, that will explore patient-centered care and quality improvement tools and techniques. 
 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.


caSNP E-News

February 2014
Vol 2, Issue 2

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
Perspectives of Cancer Survivors on the Role of Different Healthcare Providers in an Integrated Delivery System   

Published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, this article describes patient perspectives on survivorship care 1 year after cancer diagnosis. Read the full article.

Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standards for Survivorship Care Plans

This article published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing reviews the literature and resources related to implementing Survivorship Care Plans. Read the full article.         

Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in America through Health Information Technology 

The Journal of American Medical Informatics Association published an article following the Institute of Medicine's Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis report.  The article highlights the need for development of learning healthcare information technology system for cancer. Read the full article.

Barriers Reported Among Patients with Breast and Cervical Abnormalities in the Patient Navigation Research Program: Impact on Timely Care

This Women's Health Issues article describes data from the Patient Navigation Research Program on patient barriers and actions taken by patient navigators to address those barriers. Read the full article.

Cervical Cancer Screening: Exploring Appalachian Patients' Barriers to Follow-Up Care

This article in Social Work in Health Care describes a community-based patient navigation project conducted to identify potential barriers to seeking follow-up cervical cancer care in southeastern Kentucky. Read the full article. 
Resources for Health Care Professionals
caSNP Webinar on Cancer and Fertility 

Save the date for our next caSNP webinar on cancer and fertility on March 19, 2014 from 12-1 pm ET.

GWCI Survey of Cancer Survivors

GWCI is conducting a survey of cancer survivors to gather information on education programs that adult cancer survivors have gone to or used and on the educational needs and preferences of adult cancer survivors.  This information will help institutions create better programs to prepare adult cancer survivors for life after treatment. If you would like more information regarding the survey or a flyer with additional information to distribute to cancer survivors, please contact Liz Hatcher, RN, BSN, at [email protected]. If you would like to receive information regarding the results of this survey, sign up here! 

If you have any feedback regarding the caSNP E-News or other questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

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