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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 Online Academy
Launched in 2014, the Online Academy offers free online training programs for clinicians and public health practitioners across the country. 

The Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals (enrollment code: PNTrain) is based on the first-ever consensus-based Core Competencies for Patient Navigators that were developed through a collaborative multi-stage process. 


The Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship (enrollment code: ETrain) is an interactive program that teaches the nuts and bolts of patient navigation and clinical survivorship program development and implementation.


To enroll in either course:

  1. Visit the GW Cancer Institute Online Academy
  2. Login or register for an account
  3. Enter the enrollment code for the course you wish to enroll in (case sensitive)

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caSNP E-News

July 2015
Vol 3, Issue 7

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! Tobacco Cessation Resources for Cancer Patients and Survivors: Current Landscape and Call to Action

Join the GW Cancer Institute for a free webinar on July 20 at 3:00 p.m. ET, to discuss the current landscape, best practices and available resources for achieving tobacco cessation among cancer patients and survivors. The webinar will feature Dr. Jamie S. Ostroff, Psychologist; Chief, Behavioral Sciences Service and Director, Tobacco Treatment Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Participants will learn about potential actions they can take to increase implementation of best practices and address gaps or missed opportunities to improve tobacco cessation among cancer patients and survivors. Register today! #TAPwebinar

Oncology Patient Navigators: We Want Your Input!


The GW Cancer Institute is developing a data entry tool for patient navigation programs to use to track and collect information about patient barriers to care and navigation services provided. We are recruiting oncology patient navigators (both with and without clinical licenses) to review the tool and participate in 90 minute web-based focus groups. Selected participants will receive a $25 gift card in exchange for their time. If you would like to participate, please 

register online today. #PatientNavigation

caSNP Webinar Archive

The GW Cancer Institute hosted a webinar providing an overview of the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program Navigation Assessment Tool. Presenters provided background information on the NCCCP Navigation Assessment Tool and gave an overview of how the matrix came about and its development process. A walk through of the tool itself and how to use it was provided. You can view this archived webinar and others in our caSNP archive. #caSNPwebinar

In the News

Revised Survivorship Care Plan Template Reduces Time and Resource Commitments


Published by Value-Based Cancer Care, this article discusses the suggested revised survivorship care plan template to facilitate communication between patients and providers after treatment. It is hoped that the revised template will address the time burden and other barriers to use of survivorship care plans. Read the article


Composing a CoC-Compliant Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)


A community health needs assessment (CHNA) is a requirement for several Commission on Cancer (CoC) cancer program standards. The CHNA can also provide direction and validation for various program activities, including navigation. Read the article published by Oncology Nurse Advisor to learn more about creating a CHNA that is CoC-compliant. 


Coaching Patients in the Use of Decision and Communication Aids: Re-Aim Evaluation of a Patient Support Program


Cancer patients are often overwhelmed by treatment options and have trouble making decisions and communicating with providers about their care. In this article published in BMC Health Services Research, researchers provided coaching and support to patients using decision and communication aids to prepare for and use during appointments when major treatment decisions need to be made. Learn more.


Preliminary Study Shows Dramatic Trend of Cost Savings in Lay Navigation Program for Cancer Patients


This article published by MedicalXpress describes an observational study evaluating the cost savings for the University of Alabama (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center as a result of the implementation of a non-clinically licensed patient navigation program. By addressing barriers to treatment, navigators were able to reduce the number of emergency room visits and days spent in intensive care for patients as well as patients' overall utilization of resources. Find out more.


Providers' Perspectives on Addressing Health Risk Behaviors and Mental Health among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer


Literature suggests that young adult childhood cancer survivors understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, but often do not make healthy behavior choices. In this qualitative study published in the American Journal of Clinical Cancer Research, researchers interviewed providers to determine their perspective on the health behaviors and psychosocial issues for this population. Read the article.

Resources for Health Care Professionals

AHRQ National Webinar on Implementation of Shared Decision Making 


On July 15 at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a webinar exploring how shared decision making can be implemented in various healthcare settings. Participants will learn strategies for and how to overcome challenges to the implementation of shared decision making. Register now.

Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation and Surgery


The Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Care Services will host a workshop on July 20 at 8:00 am ET to examine the clinical benefits and comparative effectiveness of advanced technologies in radiation therapy and surgery for cancer treatments. Participants may register to attend the workshop in person or by webcast. Find out more.

Breast Cancer Symposium: Enhancing Clinical Care through Collaboration

Register to attend the 2015 Breast Cancer Symposium on September 25-27 in San Francisco, CA. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in educational sessions on translational science on breast cancer management. Presentations will discuss advancements in breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment issues, survivorship and health care policy. Networking opportunities will also be available.  

Collaboration between Health Care and Public Health: Workshop Summary

Download a free PDF of this summary of a workshop held by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Participants explored the relationship between public health and health care and how clinical settings and public health agencies can collaborate to improve population health and reduce healthcare costs. Presentations included lessons learned and opportunities from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services State Innovation Models program. 

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 #Survivorship

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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