The George Washington University Cancer Institute’s Generation and Translation of Evidence (GATE)

Welcome to the George Washington University Cancer Institute's Generation and Translation of Evidence (GATE) Cancer Community of Practice. This project was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (1426-GWU). The opinions presented in the GATE Cancer Community of Practice are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of PCORI, its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee.

The GATE serves as an engagement and communication mechanism for cancer survivorship and cancer patient navigation, and in the future, other patient-centered care topics. The GATE fosters collaboration around patient-centered outcomes research dissemination and implementation and includes research findings, practice-based insights and lessons learned, a searchable question & answer section, ask the expert small group sessions, special interest groups and an e-newsletter.

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Research Findings

One of the goals of GATE is to present current published and peer-reviewed research in the fields of cancer patient navigation and/or cancer survivorship. More than just abstracts or verbatim information from a study, these findings are framed in a way that makes them accessible to a broad audience including patients/caregivers, clinicians and researchers. 

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Practice-Based Insights and Lessons Learned

Practice-based insights and lessons learned are intended to provide information about what works (and what doesn't) when it comes to planning, implementing, evaluating and improving cancer patient navigation and cancer survivorship programs or projects. Each entry is a short case study on a program, policy or initiative that has been implemented within the last 10 years. Practice-based insights and lessons learned do not need to be previously published or peer-reviewed.

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Questions & Answers

We're interested in hearing from you: what questions related to research topics, health care practices, patient outcomes or other issues are important to you? Q&As are an opportunity to tell us what matters to you and get answers to your questions from experts in cancer patient navigation and cancer survivorship. Questions and responses are regularly reviewed by staff and submitted to experts for follow-up and response.

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Ask the Expert Small Group Sessions

These small-group live web-based discussions include 15 to 20 participates and focus on specific topics within cancer survivorship and cancer patient navigation. Experts include researchers, clinicians, and patients who provide feedback and guidance to participants regarding a specific topic, including dissemination and implementation strategies.

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Special Interest Groups

GATE Special Interest Groups bring together interdisciplinary health care professionals and researchers with an interest in translation of cancer patient-centered outcomes research. There are two Special Interest Groups—one focused on cancer survivorship and one on cancer patient navigation. The goal is to connect researchers, clinicians and patients to discuss implementation, spur research collaborations and identify possible future research needed. These interest groups meet quarterly for members to communicate their interests, exchange information and discuss common issues.

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Patient Navigation & Survivorship E-News

The George Washington Cancer Institute will provide updated GATE information via the monthly Patient Navigation & Survivorship E-News. This resource includes information on upcoming events and programs, reports and timely resources related to patient navigation and survivorship. To receive the e-newsletter, please join the mailing list.