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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

August 2015
Vol 3, Issue 8

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
"Treatment's Over. Now What?" Educational Program for Survivors Now Available

The GW Cancer Institute is pleased to announce our new educational resources for survivors and information for providers to share with others at their institutions to emphasize the importance of survivorship care. "Treatment's Over. Now What?" is a 45-minute online presentation that reviews information post-treatment survivors often need, including physical and psychosocial late and long-term effects, resources for healthy living and information on practical concerns. Links within the presentation allow survivors to focus on the particular information that is most relevant to them. The video was created with breast cancer survivors in mind, but the information will likely be relevant to survivors of most cancer types. We have a survey link on the webpage so that survivors and others can provide us with information on how we can make the presentation even better. We have also included resources for providers, including a presentation template that can be adapted and used to inform others about survivorship care. Find out more. #Survivorship

GW Cancer Institute Approved for a $250K Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
The GW Cancer Institute has been approved for a $250,000 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to create the first-ever online Community of Practice for patient-centered care. Learn more#Survivorship #PatientNavigation

New! Training on Media Planning and Media Relations for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals
The GW Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a FREE online Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Professionals 101: Media Planning and Media Relations. This training walks participants through the process of media planning, creating media-friendly materials and building relationships with journalists. Register today#TAPeTraining #CompCancer

caSNP Webinar Archive

This webinar provided participants with the opportunity to learn about the evolution of survivorship care plans (SCP) and the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.3 on SCP. An overview of the components of and how to develop a process for implementing the SCP was given. The discussion also included a review of the components of quality cancer survivorship care. You can view this archived webinar and others in our caSNP archive. #caSNPwebinar
In the News
Multiple Barriers Delay Care Among Women with Abnormal Cancer Screening Despite Patient Navigation
The primary focus of patient navigation is to identify and address barriers to care for cancer patients. In this article published in the Journal of Women's Health, researchers found that despite receiving navigation services, the more barriers to care patients reported the greater the delay in receiving treatment for abnormal breast and cervical cancer screening results. Researchers suggest various methods to improve access to care, including focusing navigation services on the most vulnerable patients. Read the article

Beyond Adherence

This article, published in Qualitative Health Research, explores disparities in colorectal cancer screening. Researchers interviewed individuals of medically-underserved populations to better understand barriers to adherence to colorectal cancer screening. Learn more.

Is There a Role for Survivorship Care Plans in Advanced Cancer?

The impact of survivorship care plans (SCPs) for individuals with advanced or metastatic cancer has been underexplored. In this study, published in Supportive Care in Cancer, participants received sample SCPs and provided insight into their effectiveness in the coordination of their care. Read the article

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Overweight and Obese Cancer Survivors in the United States

Many cancer survivors turn to complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) to manage their symptoms. Researchers explored the extent to which survivors use CAM services and whether they disclose this to providers. The study placed specific emphasis on overweight and obese populations. Read the article published in Integrative Cancer Therapies.

Differences in Attitudes and Beliefs toward End-Of-Life Care Between Hematologic and Solid Tumor Oncology Specialists

Providers referral to end-of-life care services differs for hematologic cancer patients when compared to patients with solid tumors. Despite advances in cancer therapies, hematologic cancer patients with advanced disease often have poor prognosis. According to this study published in the Annals of Oncology, these patients are less likely to be referred to palliative care services and instead receive aggressive treatment. Find out more

Three Views on the Impact of the Oncology Care Model

In February of this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Oncology Care Model, a new payment model for physician practices administering chemotherapy that aims to provide higher quality, more highly coordinated oncology care at a lower cost to Medicare. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship recently presented several different perspectives on the Oncology Care Model and how it will impact patients, providers, and cancer therapies. Read the perspectives of Dr. John CoxDr. Michael Ybarra and Shelley Fuld Nasso
Resources for Health Care Professionals
Cancer Survivorship: Optimizing Care and Outcomes

Through lectures (with pre- and post-testing) and interactive panel discussions, this CME conference will educate providers who care for cancer survivors regarding the evolving understanding of the medical and psychosocial aspects of cancer survivorship, the latest research regarding prevention and management, and implementation strategies to enhance participants' ability to provide high quality, collaborative care for cancer survivors. Learn more

E-Learning Series Offers Free CEs

Cancer Recovery and Rehabilitation 

This month, we highlight module 6 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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