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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

October 2015
Vol 3, Issue 10

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
New Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Guidelines Published

Khaled El-Shami, MD, PhD, of the GW Medical Faculty Associates, was recently highlighted as lead author of new American Cancer Society survivorship care guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors. The new guidelines fill gaps in post-treatment cancer survivorship resources and clinical follow-up care identified by the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society and the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute. The new guidelines address:

  • Surveillance guidelines for colorectal cancer recurrence and screening and early detection of second primary cancers
  • Assessment and management of physical and psychosocial effects of CRC and treatment
  • Routine health promotion needs
  • Coordination of care among specialists and primary care clinicians

New! Lung Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit
Is your organization looking for ways to promote Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November? The GW Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the publication of a Lung Cancer Awareness Social Media Toolkit for November 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 on a year-long process to create the first-ever consensus-based competencies for non-clinically licensed patient navigators. You can view this archived webinar and others in our caSNP archive. #caSNPwebinar
In the News
Keys to the Successful Implementation of Community-Based Outreach and Navigation
A recent case study published in the Journal of Cancer Education found that community health workers from a breast health navigation program addressed gaps in traditional outreach by helping women make sense of the fragmented system of breast cancer screening services. Read the article

Cancer Survivorship Services for Indigenous Peoples: Where We Stand, Where to Improve?

There are few support programs with evidence-based practices which address the needs of cancer survivors from indigenous populations. This systematic review analyzed the experiences and current support services for cancer survivors from indigenous populations following the cessation of cancer treatment. Learn more.

Incidence of Second Cancers Rising

This blog from Oncology Nursing News discusses recent media coverage on the rising incidence of second cancers. The biggest reason for the spike in second cancers is that more individuals are surviving their initial cancer diagnosis and living long enough to develop a second cancer. Read more.

Lessons from Early Implementation of a Patient-Centered Care Model in Oncology 

A recent article from the Journal of Oncology Practice found establishing structures for care coordination, quality improvement and quality measurement should be priorities for practices considering transformation to a patient-centered model of care. Read the article.
Resources for Health Care Professionals
Third Biennial Advances in Cancer Survivorship Practice: A Conference for Health Care Professionals

The Third Biennial Advances in Cancer Survivorship Practice conference, coming up November 5-6 in Houston, is sponsored by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The goal of the conference is to increase physicians' knowledge, competence and clinical practice in caring for and treating cancer survivors by including a multidisciplinary approach to individualized care. Learn more and register.

PCORI Event: Comparative Effectiveness Research: What do Patients, Caregivers, and Clinicians Need?

To support comparative effectiveness research (CER) that answers questions stakeholders care about, PCORI surveyed over 2,700 patients with chronic conditions, patients with rare disease, and caregivers of patients, along with 600+ practicing clinicians to learn about (1) how health and clinical research information is obtained and used in decision making, (2) current attitudes toward CER and engagement in research, and (3) barriers to and facilitators of stakeholder engagement in CER. The results of the research will be presented at this event on November 4, 11:00 AM EST. Learn more

Webinar: Innovations for Eliminating Health Care Disparities

This Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence October 14 webinar will feature the 2015 AHA Equity of Care Award winners. These health care organizations are doing innovative work, including:
  • using race, ethnicity and language preference data to better understand care processes and seek continual improvements
  • focusing on cultural competency to understand their communities and ensure individualized care to all those in need; and
  • incorporating diversity measurement to confirm that their leadership teams and boards reflect the community

Learn more and register.

E-Learning Series Offers Free CEs

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

This month, we highlight module 8 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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