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Developing Competencies for Non-Clinically Licensed Patient Navigators
The GW Cancer Institute will host a webinar on a year-long process to create the first-ever consensus-based competencies for non-clinically licensed patient navigators on September 24, 2014 at noon ET. Register today!
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

September 2014
Vol 2, Issue 9

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.
Spirituality Research Survey
Integrating Spirituality into Education Curriculum for Oncology Clinicians (ISPEC) Project-Need Assessment

You are invited to participate in a research survey that looks at the role of spirituality, broadly defined as meaning purpose and connectedness, in healthcare. Access the survey here.
In the News

Providing Community Education: Lessons Learned from Native Patient Navigators

Published in the Journal of Cancer Education, this article reviews a community-based participatory research study that used lay Native Patient Navigators to provide and evaluate community education programs. Read the article.

The Psychosocial Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Patients with Cancer


This article published in Oncology Nursing Society provides an overview of the health needs of the LGBT population, their risks for certain cancers and the challenges LGBT patients face during cancer treatment and in survivorship. Read the article.


Medicare to Start Paying Doctors Who Coordinate Needs of Chronically Ill Patients 


According to the New York Times, the Obama administration plans to reimburse doctors who coordinate the care of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disease to improve patient outcomes. Learn more


Addressing Fear of Cancer Recurrence among Women with Cancer: A Feasibility and Preliminary Outcome Study


Results of a pilot study of an intervention aimed at addressing fear of cancer recurrence in women were presented in this article published in the Journal of Cancer SurvivorshipRead the article.

Cancer Survivorship Issues: Life after Treatment and Implications for an Aging Population


Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, this article discusses the long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment, guidelines for care and opportunities for future research pertaining specifically to survivors 65 years of age or older. Read the article.

Resources for Health Care Professionals

National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship Website


The National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship has redesigned their website, providing resources for survivors and caregivers, researchers, health care professionals and advocates. Visit for more information.


ACCC Oncology Drug Database

The Association of Community Cancer Centers has released its online drug database providing coding, billing, reimbursement, FDA-approved indications and drug manufacturer information for oncology drugs. Access the database to learn more. 

36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)

The SMDM will hold its 36th annual meeting on October 18 - October 22 in Miami, FL. The meeting will address the intersection between clinical practice, health policy and decision science as it pertains to diverse populations. Find out more

caSNP Webinar Archive

Check out the Quality Improvement Tools for Patient-Centered Programs webinar in our caSNP webinar archive.  

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