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Best Practices in Education for Cancer Survivors

The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy will host a free webinar, May 14th, 2014 at 12pm ET that will cover survivorship education programs.

Register today!

Cancer Survivorship
E-Learning Series

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

May 2014
Vol 2, Issue 5

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

ASCO Survivorship Care Clinical Practice Guidelines Updated 


The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies, fatigue and psychosocial distress in adult cancer survivors. Read the guidelines.


Determinants of Survivorship Care Plan Use in US Cancer Programs


The Journal of Cancer Education published an article that reported findings from a cross-sectional survey of cancer programs to identify reasons for and barriers to survivorship care plan use. Read the full article.


Chemobrain Now Included in the NCCN Survivorship Guidelines


The Oncology Times published an article announcing that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has included guidelines for the assessment and treatment of cancer survivors experiencing cancer-associated cognitive dysfunction. Read the full article.


Lay Navigator Model for Impacting Cancer Health Disparities


Lessons learned from the implementation of a lay navigation program designed to address barriers to care for underserved populations are explored in this article published by the Journal of Cancer Education. Read the full article


Evaluation of a Breast and Colon Cancer Survivorship Program


This article in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing reported the findings of a quasi-experimental study that evaluated a community-based intervention designed to improve the quality of life for breast and colon cancer survivors. Read the full article.


Cancer Survivors' Use of Numerous Information Sources for Cancer-Related Information: Does More Matter?


Published in the Journal of Cancer Education, this article identifies sources of cancer-related information, the demographics of information-seeking cancer survivors and the impact of knowledge gained on health behaviors. Read the full article.

Resources for Health Care Professionals

New Module Added to Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series!


We just launched our latest module on Cancer Recovery and Rehabilitation. For more information visit


Register for the Seventh Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference


Registration is still open for the Seventh Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Advancing Survivorship through Multilevel Collaborations June 18-20, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia and is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, LIVESTRONG Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


More information can be found online at:


caSNP Webinar Archive


Check out the Roles and Responsibilities of Navigators: A GWCI Case Study webinar in our caSNP webinar archive.


GEM Database: Assessment Tools for Distress and Survivorship 


The National Cancer Institute's Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) Database is an effective tool for health care professionals to identify evidence-based tools for the assessment of distress and the assessment and treatment of cancer survivors. You can download tools, see what other professionals say about them and rate them based on your own experience using them.

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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