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caSNP E-News

February 2015
Vol 3, Issue 2

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
Survivorship Care Plans: Implementing the ASCO Template

The GW Cancer Institute will host a webinar on Survivorship Care Plans: Implementing the ASCO Template presented by Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Professor in the School of Nursing and Director of Cancer Survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on Wednesday, February 18 at 2 p.m. ET. Register now. #caSNPwebinar

GW Cancer Institute Receives $97K Grant to Address Barriers to Cancer Care

We are honored to announce that we have received a $97K grant from Genentech to create new tools toward the goal of supporting patient navigation sustainability. We will collect data on the barriers that patients encounter, create evaluation tools for patient navigation at the community level and translate research findings for a practice-based audience. Stay tuned for more news as we roll out this study!

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 (CEs) 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

Assessing Need to Inform Patient-Centered Program Development

This webinar explores the value added and components of a needs assessment and features a case study from the Brown Cancer Center exploring their experience conducting a needs assessment to inform service delivery. You can view this archived webinar and others in our caSNP archive.
In the News

Study Finds that African-American People with Colon Cancer Have Lower Survival Rates


Compared to white patients diagnosed with colon cancer, African Americans have lower rates of survival. Published by News Medical, this article summarizes a recently published study that offers solutions to address this disparity. Read the article


Learning about Hospice Should Begin Long Before You Are Sick


An overview of hospice care, including the purpose of hospice and the type of care provided is given in this article published by Kaiser Health News. The article asserts that patients should learn about hospice even while in active treatment. Find out more.


Oncology Patient Navigation: Bringing This Crucial Role to the Forefront


The growth and importance of patient navigation in oncology care and strategies for advancing the field and addressing learning gaps are explored in this article published by Oncology Nurse Advisor. Read the article


"No Education About Me Without Me": A Shared Decision-Making Approach to Patient Education


Published in Nursing, this article explores the challenges patients and providers face with shared-decision making. The author advocates for individualized patient education to encourage patient self-management and the creation of plans that meet patients' unique needs. Read the article.


Announcing a New Blog Series: "The Imperatives for Quality Cancer Care" 20 Years Later


The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship has launched a new blog series highlighting each of the 12 principles originally published in the "Imperatives for Quality Cancer Care" in 1995. Learn more.


Emerging Issues in Cancer


The latest issue of Seminars in Oncology Nursing titled "Emerging Issues in Cancer" includes several articles contributing to the growing body of literature on cancer survivorship. Access the issue.

Resources for Health Care Professionals

New Infographics on the Affordable Care Act, Medical Coverage and Access to Care


The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship has released the infographic The Affordable Care Act and Cancer Survivorship providing an overview of health reform and its implications for cancer survivorship. The Commonwealth Fund has published an issue brief based on the results from the 2014 Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey. The brief includes two infographics, the interactive Trends in Coverage, Medical Debt and Access to Care and The Affordable Care Act is Reversing Uninsured Trends and Lowering Cost Barriers.

2015 Association of Community Cancer Centers Annual Meeting

The ACCC will host its 41st Annual Meeting, CANCERSCAPE on March 16 - 18. Attendees will learn about the landscape of healthcare policy and how to provide greater value and high quality care to cancer patients. Find out more.

E-Learning Series Offers Free CEs

The Importance of Prevention in Cancer Survivorship: Empowering Survivors to Live Well

This month, we highlight module 4 of our Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers. The E-Learning Series is open to all health professionals and CEs are available at no cost to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses. Visit our website. #caSNPeTraining

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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