Education & Training

The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy offers a number of training and education opportunities for health care professionals, patients, researchers, policy makers and analysts and others interested in cancer-related topics.


In 2014 the GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy (caSNP) launched its Online Academy to equip a variety of health care professionals to provide patient-centered care and to provide technical assistance to Comprehensive Cancer Control programs. Trainings are offered at no charge to participants. To learn about new trainings, sign up for our Patient Navigation & Survivorship e-newsletter or our Cancer Control TAP e-newsletter. The Online Academy is supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U38DP004972-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship

The Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship is an innovative program that teaches the nuts and bolts of navigation and survivorship program development and implementation. Based on a popular in-person training, the program walks participants through brief interactive presentations, supplemental written content that summarizes the latest research and best practices, case studies and customizable activities to create a program plan. Continuing Education credits are available for nurses and social workers. To register for the program, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code ETrain (note, this is case sensitive).

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Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals

Through a collaborative process, the GW Cancer Institute developed the first-ever consensus-based competencies for Oncology Patient Navigators. With the competencies established, the GW Cancer Institute developed a comprehensive competency-based training for Oncology Patient Navigators. The training uses interactive web-based presentations to discuss evidence-based information and case studies to prepare patient navigators to effectively address barriers to care for cancer patients and survivors. To enroll in the course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code PNTrain (note, this is case sensitive).

The Guide for Patient Navigators provides a supplement to the Oncology Patient Navigator Training as you move through the course.

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Patient Navigation

Addressing Cancer Survivors' Needs After Treatment: An Introduction: Originally produced for the American Cancer Society, this free 45-minute training webinar offers information on the top issues cancer survivors face after completing treatment and a discussion of resources navigators can use to assist survivors transitioning from active treatment.

A companion Resources Compendium is also available for free. This 14-page guide provides easy reference to national organizations and resources on late and long-term effects, financial issues, fear of recurrence, nutrition, physical activity, and care planning, with specific inclusion of resources for children, adolescents, young adults, and adult survivors.

caSNP Webinar Series

As part of caSNP's continuing effort to provide beneficial and accessible education and training to the navigation and survivorship community, caSNP hosts free webinars on relevant trends, tools and resources. The webinars are conducted live with the recording archived on our website for future viewing. If you have a topic of interest that you would like to be featured on the webinar series, please send an email to


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