Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series

Primary care providers play a critical role in providing follow-up care for cancer survivors, including dealing with many of the physical, psychological, practical, informational and spiritual challenges after the completion of cancer treatment. 

Clinicians can learn about caring for survivors of adult-onset cancers through a series of ten enduring online educational modules:

  • 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 Treatments: 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 5 Companion: Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Survivorship Care
  • Module 6: Cancer Recovery and Rehabilitation 

NOTE: Each lesson in the training can be accessed independently. To start, please complete the learners' survey that appears as the first activity in the training.

Archived modules:

  • Module 7: Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Clinical Follow-Up Care Guideline 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

The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the GW Cancer Center originally funded through a 5-year cooperative agreement (#5U55DP003054) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is currently supported through a cooperative agreement (#NU58DP007539) from the CDC.

The GW Cancer Center would like to thank the CDC for their collaboration on this program. The contents of this program are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

Please note that these materials are currently being updated for purposes of 508 compliance. If you need an accommodation to assist in your use of the materials in the interim, please complete the Accessibility Feedback Form.

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No industry funding was used to support this work.

All speakers and planners submitted disclosures of relevant commercial relationships prior to this event. None of the speakers or planners had any conflicts of interest upon disclosure.

Continuing education credits (CEs) are available at no cost to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and Certified Health Education Specialists. Each module corresponds to 1 credit hour. In order to receive CEs, participants MUST complete at least one module (for 1 credit hour), including all module activities. Participants will be provided instructions to claim credit and print certificates upon module completion.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

Modules 1, 2, 5, & 5.1 have been approved by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Please check your state eligibility requirements for claiming credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses interested in submitting to their board of nursing when the board of nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credit towards their re-licensure CE requirements may claim a Non-Physician Certificate.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certified Health Education Specialists CE Contact Hours

Sponsored by the GW Cancer Center, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 10.0 Category I continuing education contact hours. 

Archived modules

Please note that modules 7-10 have been archived; therefore, the content is still accessible, though no Continuing Education (CE) credits will be offered upon completion.

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