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caSNP E-News

March 2015
Vol 3, Issue 3

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
Opportunity to Participate in Survivorship Care Models Study

The George Washington University is leading a PCORI-funded study on survivorship care models, and we are looking for institutions who want to participate. If you have a survivorship program and are interested in potentially being part of this national study, please complete this survey. It will take 35-40 minutes and will let us know if you are eligible to participate. Eligible sites must have a survivorship care program and be serving breast, colorectal or prostate cancer survivors. Learn more about the study.

Opportunity to Participate in Survivorship Care Plan Study

One of our current research projects focuses on understanding the development and delivery of "homegrown" survivorship care plans (SCPs) that are developed by institutions.You are invited to participate in this study to better understand how organizations design and develop SCP templates for their cancer survivor patients. There are two aims to this study: (1) to conduct a content and thematic analysis to identify commonalities and differences among SCPs currently being provided to cancer survivors and (2) to conduct telephone interviews with health care providers to better understand their SCP development and delivery processes. If you have been involved in developing your organization's SCP template and are interested in assisting us in better understanding the SCP development and delivery process, please send an e-mail to 
[email protected] by March 21. 

Register Today for the Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship

Offered at no charge, 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

Cancer Rehabilitation: A Critical Component of Survivorship Care 

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. You can view this archived webinar and others in our caSNP archive.
In the News

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


CMS Soliciting Applications to Participate in New Oncology Care Model


CMS has released a fact sheet about its new Oncology Care Model, which aims to provide high quality, more highly coordinated oncology care at a lower cost. Learn more


What Oncologists Think About the Oncology Care Model


Published in the Oncology Times, this article presents several oncologists' initial impressions about the new Oncology Care ModelRead the article


Survivorship Care Plans and Time Since Diagnosis: Factors That Contribute to Who Breast Cancer Survivors See for the Majority of Their Care 


Published in Supporting Care in Cancer, this article summarizes a recently published study that describes who breast cancer patients see for their care since diagnosis and determines the association between time since diagnosis and the clinician providing the care. Read the article.


 Practical Clinical Interventions for Diet Physical Activity and Weight Control in Cancer Survivors


Expanding cancer treatment to include the promotion of overall long term health is key in tertiary prevention. Published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, this article reviews current diet and physical activity guidelines and provides evidence supporting those recommendations. Read the article.



Reducing Cancer Screening Disparities in Medicare Beneficiaries Through Cancer Patient Navigation 


Significant racial disparities in cancer mortality are seen in Medicare beneficiaries. This article in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society summarizes a recently published study that tested the use of lay navigators to increase cancer screening of Asian and Pacific Islander Medicare beneficiaries. Read the article



Resources for Health Care Professionals

Are You A Nurse or Patient Navigator? 


GW is recruiting nurses and navigators to participate in a 15-20 minute online survey about cancer screenings. You must be a nurse or navigator whose role involves promoting age-appropriate cancer screenings. Participants will be asked about what barriers and facilitators hinder your patient population's experience related to cancer screenings and what could be done to improve cancer screenings. You will receive a $10 gift card for participating. Visit the project team if you have any questions at [email protected] or call 202-994-4354.


Providing High Quality Survivorship Care in Practice: An ASCO Guide 


Survivorship care is a specific approach taken to address the long-term needs of cancer survivors and includes monitoring for and managing long term and late effects, as well as health promotion. This ASCO Guide provides specific components of high quality survivorship care. Find out more
Core Competencies for Patient Navigators

Check out the core competencies for Patient Navigators developed by the GW Cancer Institute through an 18-month collaborative process. Find out more

E-Learning Series Offers Free CEs

A Team Approach: Survivorship Care Coordination 

This month, we highlight module 5 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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