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Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series
The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program to educate primary care providers about how to better understand and care for cancer survivors in the primary care setting. Continuing education credits
are available at no cost to participants for each 1-hour module.
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: 


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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Volume 3, Issue 11
Wondering about our new look? The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute is now integrated into the new GW Cancer Center. We are re-launching the Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy (caSNP) E-News as the "Patient Navigation & Survivorship E-News". 

You'll still get the same great articles, trends and updates in the fields of navigation and survivorship along with current and upcoming programs and initiatives.
News from the GW Cancer Institute
Save the Date: November 24 Webinar on Communication in Cancer Care

Elizabeth Hoffler, MSW, will present on the importance of communication in cancer care, particularly as it relates to the unique role that patient navigators, social workers and other helping professionals play in ensuring open, honest and straightforward communication with patients. 

This webinar will cover ways to strengthen communication skills in order to help patients and their loved ones cope with a cancer diagnosis. Participants will learn about patient self-determination, culturally appropriate communication and working from a strengths-based perspective. Learn more.

New! Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit

Is your organization looking for ways to promote Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January? The GW Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the publication of a Cervical Cancer Awareness Social Media Toolkit for January 2016, 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

The GW Cancer Institute at APHA

Staff from the GW Cancer Institute recently presented a poster on core competencies for oncology patient navigators at the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in Chicago. View the poster and learn more about APHA

Establishing and Supporting a Patient Navigation Program and the Critical Importance of Patient Navigation

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Director of the GW Cancer Institute, was recently featured in a two-part Q&A on patient navigation by Read part 1 and part 2
What We're Reading
Cancer Survivors Less Likely to Receive Callbacks from Potential Employers

A new study from the Journal of Applied Psychology found evidence of discriminatory hiring behaviors toward cancer survivors. Read a summary or abstract.

Surviving Cancer Doesn't Encourage Healthier Diets in Patients

After analyzing 6 years of NHANES data, researchers found that diet quality among cancer survivors is lower overall than for the general population. Reducing the consumption of empty calories is an important target for dietary interventions in cancer survivors. Read a summary or abstract.

Researchers Say Their Path to Better Health Starts With Patients' Input

A recent article from Kaiser Health News reported on the promising early results from research funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Read more about PCORI's comparative effectiveness research
Resources for Health Care Professionals
PCORI Webinar: Listening to Researchers - Meeting Stakeholder Needs for Comparative Effectiveness Research

PCORI recently surveyed over 500 clinical, health services and health outcomes researchers on their attitudes and experiences with comparative effectiveness research. The results of the research will be presented at this event on November 18, 11:00 AM EST. Learn more

21st Century Cancer Research: At the Crossroads Between Clinical and Population Sciences

Upcoming panel on how an increased focus on cancer control and population science can reduce risk, incidence and deaths from cancer. This event will take place November 23, 10:00 AM EST. Learn more and register.

New CME/CE Course: Strategies for Improving Infection Control During Cancer Care

This activity from Medscape is intended for oncologists, nurses and other providers who care for patients undergoing cancer treatment and who may affect infection control practices. It is designed to help oncology facilities meet CDC standards for infection control and to identify tools and resources to help facilities implement infection control recommendations. Create a free Medscape account to view the course.

E-Learning Series Offers Free CEs

This month, we highlight module 1 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 Patient Navigation and Survivorship E-News or other questions, contact us at [email protected]