In This Issue
News from GW Cancer Institute
What We're Reading
GW Cancer Institute
Quick Links
Join our Mailing List!
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)

#caSNPeTraning #TAPeTraining #PatientNavigation

What's Happening on Twitter

GW Cancer Institute

"New study finds #cancer patients may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy. Read more: via @Reuters"

Mandi Pratt-Chapman

"Great segment about the @AmericanCancer Soc/ @ASCO #BreastCancer #Suvivorship Guidelines released yesterday:"
December 2015
Volume 3, Issue 12
Help us improve the Patient Navigation and Survivorship E-News! Take a few moments to fill out our survey and let us know what you think. 
News from the GW Cancer Institute

Join us for presentations and interactive Q&A with three experts on survivorship care planning. Our speakers, who include a researcher, clinician and survivor, will briefly discuss the history, evolution and future of survivorship care planning as well as opportunities and barriers facing patients and health care professionals before engaging in a discussion with participants. This virtual event will take place on Monday, December 14 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST. Registration is almost full, but we have a few spots left!

The GW Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the release of a new HPV Vaccine Myth Busting for Health Care Providers Social Media Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to help public health professionals establish a "Myth Busting" social media strategy to encourage providers to effectively talk to parents and adolescents about the HPV vaccine. Check out the toolkit and accompanying webinar presentation today!

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Director of the GW Cancer Institute, recently served as a co-author for a new breast cancer survivorship care guideline from the American Cancer Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Read the guideline and information for patients

Did you miss our recent webinar on Communication in Cancer Care? View the recording or slides to learn more about the unique role that patient navigators, social workers and other helping professionals play in ensuring open, honest and straightforward communication with patients.  

Important Announcement: Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series

Please note that we will be doing upcoming site maintenance and transitioning our E-Learning series to a new platform this month. Please complete any in-progress modules before December 20, 2015 or you will have to start the module over. 
What We're Reading

The CDC recently released a supplement, "Addressing Cancer Survivorship through Public Health Research, Surveillance, and Programs" in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read a summary or the supplement

Mindfulness Exercises Help with "Chemo Brain"

New research from the Journal of Cancer Survivorship has found that cancer patients who participate in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program can improve cancer-related cognitive impairment. Read a summary or the abstract

Social and Economic Factors Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Survival

A recent article from Reuters Health reported the results of a study from JAMA Surgery on factors influencing pancreatic cancer surgery and survival. The study suggests that eliminating gaps in social and economic factors may improve outcomes for early-stage pancreatic cancer. Read the article or abstract
Resources for Health Care Professionals

This upcoming webinar on December 16, from 2:30-4:00 PM EST features strategies for "creating stories that build bridges between data and the audiences who can act on it." Register and learn more

This January 13, 2016 webinar from 1-2 PM EST will provide information about existing health care options as well as changes in health care brought about by the Affordable Care Act, and how these changes might affect cancer patients. Register

This activity from Medscape is intended for primary care clinicians, adolescent medicine specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians who care for children and adolescents at risk for infection with HPV. Create a free Medscape account to view the activity.

E-Learning Series Offers Free CEs

This month, we highlight module 2 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

As a reminder, please complete any in-progress modules before December 20, 2015 or you will have to start the module over. 
If you have any feedback regarding the Patient Navigation and Survivorship E-News or other questions, contact us at [email protected]