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Opportunity to Advance Patient Navigation
The GW Cancer Institute would like to thank everyone who supported the submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to include Patient Navigation in the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. Find out more


Cancer Survivorship
E-Learning Series

New Module on Prostate Cancer Survivorship Now Available!
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

August 2014
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.
Last Chance
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


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.  

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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