May 2016 
Volume 4, Issue 5


National Cancer Survivors Day is coming up on Sunday June 5th. Are you or your organization looking to establish a social media strategy but don't know how? This new toolkit provides evidence-based messaging strategies for patients/survivors and health care professionals in addition to pre-written social media posts. Download your toolkit today



Mandi Pratt-Chapman, GW Cancer Center ACD for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity spoke at a recent meeting of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators. The East Coast Regional meeting featured a dynamic and productive Code of Ethics workshop and several dozen navigators taking the beta certification exam. Read more.


The National Association of County and City Health Officials recently held a webinar on clinicians, health departments and cancer control coalitions' roles in promoting and supporting cessation for cancer survivors. The webinar describes the guidelines that incorporate tobacco cessation efforts into cancer survivorship care plans. Learn more and watch the archived webinar.

Upcoming Events

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

8/17 ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Workshop in Dallas, Texas Learn more

9/29 ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Learn more

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

Cheat Sheet for Women's Cancer Screenings and Good Health - This resource lists different cancer screenings available for women for breast, colorectal and lung cancers as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Learn more.

Talking with Your Older Patient: A Clinician's Handbook - This handbook discusses effective communication for quality care. Learn more. 

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

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention - Providing Care for LGBTQ Individuals with Cancer: A Call for Education and Training - Read the abstract.

The New York Times 
The Health Issue: The New Anatomy of Cancer - Read the articles.

ASCO Post - 
Study of SEER Data Identifies Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Survival in Patients with Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer - Read the article or abstract

Vox -
4 Behaviors That May Cut the Risk of Cancer by 30 Percent - Read the article or abstract

Medical Xpress -
For Some Cancers, Risk Lower Among Kids of Non-US-Born Hispanic Mothers - Read the article or abstract.
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