April 2016 
Volume 4, Issue 4

The George Washington University Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new toolkit to improve care for cancer survivors. The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit: Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cancer Survivorship Care, created in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides guidelines for breast, colorectal, head and neck and prostate cancer survivors. The toolkit is designed for primary care providers, oncology professionals, patients and caregivers. Learn more about the toolkit and resources today

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, GW Cancer Center ACD for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity will be speaking at the upcoming Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators East Coast Regional Meeting May 13-15 in Louisiana. Register today or share this postcard.

Save the Date for Upcoming 5/10 "Ask the Expert Session"

Join the GW Cancer Institute for an opportunity to learn and discuss long-term challenges for cancer survivors. The session will address employment-related challenges, sexuality/intimacy and family dynamics. Registration for this May 10 event will open soon, so mark your calendars!

Upcoming Events

4/19-4/20 GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Event: Scientific Symposium on Viruses and Cancer - Register

4/28 Institute for Diversity in Health Management & Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence Webinar: A Focus on Health Equity and Coverage - Register

5/13-5/15 Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators Event:  East Coast Regional Meeting- Register

6/3-6/7 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting: Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research - Register

6/17 Cancer and Careers: National Conference on Work and Cancer - Learn more and register

10/28-10/29 Fred Hutch: Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians Conference - Learn more and register
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Survivorship Care Plans Fact Sheets and Toolkit - These resources for patients and health professionals provide information on survivorship care plans. The fact sheet is also available in Spanish. Learn more.

Podcast - How Should We Manage the Financial Toxicity of Cancer Treatment? - This podcast discusses the effect of financial toxicity on cancer outcomes. Listen.

Podcast - Even in an Emergency, Doctors Must Make Informed Consent an Informed Choice - From Health Affairs, this podcast covers the importance of patient and caregiver communication, even in the midst of a chaotic ICU. Listen

Research - CDC's Health Communication Science Digest - Summary of the latest research in health education and health communication. Learn more.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers - Free continuing education program to educate primary care providers about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Check out the brand new head and neck cancers module today! Download an informational flyer or access the course.
What We're Reading

The Globe and Mail - Many Hormone Doctors Uncomfortable with Transgender Patients: Survey- Read the article.

Oncology Nurse Advisor - Survivorship Information is Scarce for Longer-Term Survivors of Cancer - Read the article or study abstract.

American Association for the Advancement of Science - New Guideline Addresses Long-Term Needs of Head and Neck Cancer Patients - Read the article or guideline

AJMC Managed Markets Network - Chemotherapy's Lasting Impact on Male Fertility in Childhood Cancer Survivors - Read the article or abstract

Daily Press - Study Reveals Impact of Financial Burdens on Cancer Survivors - Read the article.
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