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The GW Cancer Institute will host a webinar providing an overview of the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program Navigation Assessment Tool on November 19, 2014 at noon ET. Register now!
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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

October 2014
Vol 2, Issue 10

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.
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Join our caSNP LinkedIn Group!

In response to your expressed interests in sharing best practices and connecting to discuss survivorship and navigation issues, we've launched a caSNP LinkedIn group! This group serves as a forum for health care professionals to discuss cancer patient navigation, survivorship and patient-centered care. Please join us

Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP) is live!

The GW Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the launch of our new Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP) (, designed to pull together existing and new technical assistance for Comprehensive Cancer Control. Watch this video that provides an overview of the website and its functionality. 

Follow the GW Cancer Institute on Twitter

Keep up with the GW Cancer Institute on Twitter! Follow us @GWCancerInst for our latest news and initiatives.
In the News

The CoC Source: Accreditation Committee Clarifications for Standards


The Commission on Cancer has released clarifications for their Survivorship Care Plan and Patient Navigation Process and Psychosocial Distress Screening program standards via the The CoC Source. Read more.


Summing it Up: An Integrative Review of Studies of Cancer Survivorship Care Plans (2006-2013)


Published in Cancer, this integrative review explored the state of literature on Survivorship Care Plans. Find out more.


An Algorithm to Identify the Development of Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment


Medicare claims were used to develop and validate an algorithm for identifying lymphedema after surgery for breast cancer in this study published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Read the article


Discussions About Clinical Trials Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Lung and Colorectal Cancer


Published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the decision-making process around participation in clinical trials among newly-diagnosed lung and colorectal cancer patients was explored in this quantitative study. Read the article

Improving Cancer Pain Control With NCCN Guideline-Based Analgesic Administration: A Patient-Centered Outcome


The state of cancer-related pain (CRP) control, including barriers to controlling pain in patients and implications for lack of CRP control, are explored in this article published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkRead the editorial
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Cancer Policy Advocate Training

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship will host an in-person training in Washington, DC from November 13-14 to review policies that focus on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of new cancer treatments and diagnostics, public and private payer reform of cancer care reimbursement and development and utilization of cancer care quality measures to protect patients in a rapidly evolving system. Registration is still open and limited scholarships are available. If you are interested in registering, please contact Kelsey Nepote at [email protected]Find out more.

Implementing Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Screening

Applications are now being accepted for City of Hope's 2-day skills based workshop in Duarte, CA on March 19-20, 2015. Apply now.

caSNP Webinar Archive

Check out the Developing Competencies for Non-Clinically Licensed Patient Navigators 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]

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