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Educational Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Educational Resources

Despite limited training in survivorship care, many healthcare professionals both within and outside of the oncology specialty will encounter cancer survivors in their practice. Fortunately, there are several evidence-based resources available to educate healthcare professionals of all types about important information relevant to cancer survivorship. From online webinars to survivorship care plans and treatment summaries, these resources can help guide healthcare professionals in making the best decisions to optimize cancer survivors’ quality of life.

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the George Washington University Cancer Institute partnered with the American Cancer Society to develop a Cancer Survivorship E-Learning series for Primary Care Providers. This is a free continuing education online program that provides an opportunity for primary care providers (e.g. physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses) to increase their knowledge on cancer survivorship care, specifically in the primary care setting. Continuing medical education credits are available at no cost for each of the 1-hour modules. The following educational modules are available online at http://gwcehp.learnercommunity.com/elearning-series

  • Module 1: The Current State of Survivorship Care and the Role of Primary Care Providers
  • Module 2: Late Effects of Cancer and its Treatments: Managing Comorbidities and Coordinating with Specialty Providers
  • Module 3: Late Effects of Cancer and its Treatment: Meeting the Psychosocial Health Care Needs of Survivors
  • Module 4: The Importance of Prevention in Cancer Survivorship: Empowering Survivors to Live Well
  • Module 5: A Team Approach: Survivorship Care Coordination
  • Module 6: Cancer Recovery and Rehabilitation
  • Module 7: Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guidelines for Primary Care Providers
  • Module 8: Spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline for Primary Care Providers
  • Module 9: Spotlight on Breast Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline for Primary Care Providers
  • Module 10: Spotlight on Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline for Primary Care Providers

NCI Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care

Additional Resources

Survivorship Care Plans (SCPs) and Treatment Summaries (TSs) offer a succinct summary of a cancer survivor’s treatment, as well as a plan of action moving forward with a primary care provider. Several templates for SCPs and TSs currently exist, including Journey Forward, LIVESTRONG Care Plan, Oncolink and the ASCO Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans. These can also be adapted to the unique needs of your practice.

Last Updated: 6/23/2019 3:49:00 PM

For Healthcare Professionals

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Georgia Tech’s Durham picked to lead cancer organization

Lynn Durham has been named the new president and CEO of Georgia CORE. Durham, currently Georgia Tech vice president for institute relations, will replace Nancy Paris, who has led Georgia CORE since its inception and is retiring.

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 About

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

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Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

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Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.