Cancer Patient Education Network
The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) is a group of Healthcare Professionals who share experiences and best practices in all aspects of cancer patient education. The overall mission of CPEN is to promote and provide models of excellence in patient, family, and community education across the continuum of care.
CPEN works in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Office of Communication & Education.
"Learning about innovative programs and services has helped me improve the quality of patient education services at my center. CPEN has also helped me contribute to the development of patient education services at other centers."
Participate in the September 18 All CPEN Call on Patient Decision Aids!
Free and open to members and prospective members! Call in to learn from the best and experience CPEN's supportive patient education community! Click on News for details.Need NCI booklets? Join the CPEN Bulk Printing Program!
Are patient education materials too costly to print on your own? Join with other organizations to purchase NCI booklets at a lower cost in order to provide them for your patients and families. Learn more...
Register for the 2014 Conference!
The 2014 International Cancer Education Conference, co-sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Education, the Cancer Patient Education Network, and the European Association for Cancer Education, will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida, 22-25 October 2014. The conference theme is Building Global Bridges, Providing Quality Cancer Education. Visit the conference website for more details!
Resource to Help with Creating Patient Education Programs and Materials Available
The updated Guidelines, Establishing Comprehensive Cancer Patient Education Programs: Standards of Practice, is now available to members under the Member Link "Cancer Patient Educator Resources."
Fatigue Tool Available
Check out a great tool for people dealing with Cancer Related Fatigue. Click Here for the video.
CPEN Webinar recordings available for purchase
Click here to purchase recordings of two CPEN webinars, Exploring Ways to Educate Patients Using Social Media and Assessing Health Literacy Levels in Patient Education Materials and Useful Tools for Patient Education. Members may purchase a recording for $15 - you most login to receive the member rate. The nonmember rate is $25.
Virtual Tour of CPEN's Learning Resource Centers
The CPEN Learning Resource Center Committee developed a Virtual Tour of CPEN member LRCs. Carrie Arnold collated content and photos from 12 member institutions. This virtual tour features LRCs of all sizes and enables members to share valuable ideas regarding space design, staffing, and collection management.
Information for Patients and Their Families
These organizations provide up-to-date, credible information about cancer that has been reviewed by medical professionals. Click Here