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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

September 2015
Vol 3, Issue 9

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
Tailoring Tobacco Cessation Interventions for Special Populations Served by Federally Qualified Health Centers

The GW Cancer Institute recently hosted a webinar on tobacco cessation programs tailored to the unique needs of particular populations including people living with HIV; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning individuals; homeless people and African Americans. Amie Krautwurst, MSW, LICW, cessation program manager at Whitman-Walker Health, presented an overview of the Whitman-Walker Health clinic, populations served, and described their tobacco cessation program. Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, GW Cancer Institute Director, described the population-specific recommendations found through literature review and detailed the methodology and program evaluation findings. You can watch the archived webinar and download webinar materials#TAPwebinar

New! Breast Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit
Is your organization looking for ways to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October? The GW Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the publication of a Breast Cancer Awareness Social Media Toolkit for October 2015, featuring messages designed to increase knowledge and awareness and prompt the public to talk to their health care providers about their risk and prevention strategies. Get your free toolkit today! #CompCancer

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 and how to use it was provided. You can view this archived webinar and others in our caSNP archive. #caSNPwebinar
In the News
Patient Navigators Improve Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up
A recent study published in the Journal of Women's Health found that, following a Pap smear exam, the rate of missed appointments declined 20% when a patient navigator program was initiated at the referral center. Read the article

Poll Finds Most Women Believe Mammograms Should Be Done Annually

Most women 40 and older believe they should have annual mammograms to screen for breast cancer, a recent health poll finds. This is contrary to current recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women with typical risks for breast cancer have screening mammograms every two years starting at age 50 and until they turn 75. Learn more.

Geographic Barriers Affect Access to Care

Colon cancer patients who reside in low-density oncologist areas are less likely to receive adjuvant chemotherapy. This study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggested that interventions to decrease geographic barriers may improve the timeliness and quality of colon cancer treatment. Read the article

Implementing New Models of Post-Treatment Care for Cancer Survivors: Enablers, Challenges and Recommendations

Strong clinical leadership, workforce education, partnerships with stakeholders, rapid access to specialist care and early preparation for survivorship were found to be important factors in predicting the success of survivorship care programs in Australia. Read the article published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Use of Patient Navigators Linked to Shorter Hospital Stays

Using patient navigators as inpatient care facilitators was associated with significantly shorter hospital stays, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Admissions with patient navigators were 1.3 days shorter than admission without patient navigators, without an increase in 30-day readmission. Find out more

Survivors of Adolescent and Early Adult Cancers Face Neurocognitive, Psychosocial Challenges

The authors of a new analysis by the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study report that the risk of poor functional outcomes faced by survivors of childhood cancers is also a reality for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. The findings indicate that survivors often face challenges in the classroom and workplace, often struggling for months or years with psychological, social and physical effects of treatment. Read more.
Resources for Health Care Professionals
Webinar on Countering HPV Vaccination Opposition

This training will include an introduction to and brief history of the anti-vaccine movement, discuss and debunk common vaccine myths, and highlight contemporary sources of misinformation while providing strategies for validating good information and countering misinformation. Register.

Patient Navigator Track at Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators Conference

The Sixth Annual AONN+ Conference, coming up October 3 in Atlanta, features a dedicated Patient Navigator Track for non-clinically licensed oncology navigators. More than 700 anticipated nurse and patient navigators will gather to discuss the advancement of their profession in the changing healthcare system. Highlights from the conference include keynote presentations, poster and podium presentations, and the Annual Poster Presenter Awards. Register

New Tutorial: How to Fund Tobacco Cessation Efforts Targeting Survivors

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently released an overview of tips and strategies state comprehensive cancer control coalitions can use to fund local health department cessation efforts. View the 8 minute tutorial.

E-Learning Series Offers Free CEs

Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guidelines for Primary Care Providers 

This month, we highlight module 7 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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