Vol 2, Issue 8
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.
|Participate in our Patient Navigator Competency Survey|
Only a few days remain for you to provide your feedback on competencies for non-clinically licensed patient navigators. The online survey will take approximately 20-30 min to complete and will be open through August 11, 2014. Learn more.
|In the News|
Winship at the Y: Developing a Community-Based Program for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
Published in the Oncology Issues, this article provides an overview of the development of a community-based cancer survivorship program that addresses the needs of cancer survivors at various stages following diagnosis. Read the article.
Reinventing Patient-Centered Cancer Care: Brookings Institute "MEDTalk"
This article posted on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship's Cancer Policy Blog gives a recap of the Brookings Institute's "MEDTalk" event that included presentations on the challenges of improving quality care while reducing costs. Read the article.
Survivorship E-Learning Series Featured in the Oncology Nursing Society's Special Interest Group Newsletter
The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center's Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series was featured among other resources in the ONS Survivorship, Quality of Life & Rehabilitation Newsletter
. Read the newsletter
Living With Advanced Cancer: Unmet Survivorship Needs
Published in the North Carolina Medical Journal, this commentary calls for better care coordination, treatment of symptom burden and an increase in services for individuals with incurable or chronic cancer. Read the commentary.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Direct More Than $65 Billion in Medical Spending to Value-Based Care Programs
The independent companies of Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) will be shifting reimbursement from a fee-for-service model to one that pays based on care quality and improved patent outcomes. Read the press release
|Resources for Health Care Professionals|
New Module Added to Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series!
We just launched our latest module "Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guidelines for Primary Care Providers." For more information visit www.CancerSurvivorshipCenterEducation.org.
Free NCCN Pocket Guidelines Available for Antiemesis and Melanoma
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is now offering free pocket-sized versions of their guidelines for Antiemesis and Melanoma for oncology professionals. Access the online catalogue
in the NCCN's Pocket Guidelines for more information or to place an order.
Attend the ACCC's 31st National Oncology Conference
Registration is now open
for the Association of Community Cancer Centers' (ACCC) 2014 National Oncology Conference. The event will take place in San Diego, CA on October 8-10, 2014 and is open to professionals of all oncology disciplines.
caSNP Webinar Archive
Check out the Assessing Need to Inform Patient-Centered Program Development webinar in our caSNP webinar archive