June 2016 
Volume 4, Issue 6

Are you attending the 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference in Washington, D.C.? Stop by our poster on evaluation for our Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers. The study found that the E-Learning Series was an effective tool to provide relevant and practical education about areas of survivorship care for different types of health care providers. Still haven't checked out the E-Learning Series? Sign up today!

We still have a few spots open for our upcoming June 20th Ask the Expert session on Bridging the Gap: Patient Navigation and Other Patient-Centered Interventions to Serve Diverse Populations. Panelists will briefly discuss their experience with patient navigation and other strategies for reducing cancer health disparities, then will respond to attendees' questions. Register today!

The GW Cancer Center recently received a $25,000 grant from the Association of Oncology Social Work, with funding from Medivation, to identify gaps in training, skills and knowledge for practitioners to provide individual, couples and family support for gay and bisexual men and transgender women (GBT) with prostate cancer. Learn more about the project.

Upcoming Events

7/19-7/21 NACCHO Annual Conference: Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity in Phoenix, Arizona - Learn more

8/14-8/17 Escape to Thrive Retreat for Cancer Advocates in Miraval, Arizona - Learn more

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

9/9-9/10 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, California - 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 Men's Cancer Screenings and Good Health - This resource lists different cancer screenings available for men for colorectal, lung, prostate and skin cancers as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Learn more.

Choosing Wisely Physician Communication Modules - Choosing Wisely aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests, free from harm and truly necessary. Learn more. 

Engaging Patients and Communities in the Community Health Needs Assessment Process - This guide presents a model for engaging patients, their families and community members at each step of the Community Health Needs Assessment Process. 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 JAMA Network - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Updates Recommendations Regarding Screening for Colorectal Cancer- Read the press release or update summary.

NIH Newly Launched Genomic Data Commons to Facilitate Data and Clinical Information Sharing - Read the news release.

Huffington Post - 
Why Finishing Treatment Can Be Difficult for Cancer Survivors - Read the article

Oncology Nurse Advisor -
Study Finds Racial Disparities in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Management - Read the article or abstract

Tech Crunch -
Why There Will Never Be An Uber for Healthcare - Read the article or related research.
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