Vol 3, Issue 1
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.
|News from GW Cancer Institute|
|Register Today for the Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship|
The Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship is an innovative program that teaches the nuts and bolts of navigation and survivorship program development and implementation. Based on our popular in-person training, the program walks participants through brief interactive presentations, supplemental written content that summarizes the latest research and best practices, case studies and customizable activities to create a program plan. Continuing Education credits are available for nurses and social workers. To register for the program, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code ETrain (note, this is case sensitive). #caSNPeTraining #TAPeTraining
caSNP Webinar Archive
Check out Cancer Rehabilitation: A Critical Component of Survivorship Care in our caSNP webinar archive
. This presentation covers the evidence-based benefits of cancer rehabilitation and how it can be inserted effectively into the cancer care continuum helping survivors to heal optimally before accepting a new normal. The webinar also describes how cancer rehabilitation is covered by health insurers and can help hospitals and cancer centers to develop a sustainable model for survivorship care.
|In the News|
Same-Sex Couples Matter in Cancer Care
Published in the Journal of Oncology Practice, this article explores the needs of same-sex couples facing cancer and offers suggestions for support for this underserved minority population. Read the article.
Doing More for Patients Often Does No Good
This article published by The New York Times discusses research on the impact of advanced and invasive treatments. These therapies may not necessarily lead to improved health outcomes and may pose more harm to the patient than good. Read the article.
Is There a Role for Survivorship Care Plans in Advanced Cancer?
This study investigates the usefulness of survivorship care plans (SCPs) in the treatment of survivors with advanced or metastatic cancers. Researchers recommend the use of SCPs that focus mainly on current treatment management. Read the article published in Supportive Care in Cancer.
ASCO Calls for Medicaid Reform to Improve Cancer Care for Beneficiaries
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
, this article reviews a new policy statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology on the need for improving and expanding state Medicaid programs. Read the article
End of Life Planning Does Not Make Cancer Patients Hopeless or Anxious
This article published by Reuters Health discusses a recent research study on the psychological impact of end-of-life planning of patients with advanced cancer diagnoses. Find out more.
|Resources for Health Care Professionals|
Now Available: ACCC's 2015 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide
The Association of Community Cancer Centers has released its latest version of the Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide (PAP Guide) to aid clinicians and patients in navigating the financial aspects of cancer treatment.Access the PAP Guide
Comprehensive Cancer Care for Children and their Families
On March 9 and March 10, 2015, this workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Forum and the American Cancer Society will discuss trends in comprehensive cancer care for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Participants will discuss how to apply current literature and quality of life strategies to improve pediatric oncology research, development and practice. Learn more.