The Cancer Patient Education Network and the American Association for Cancer Education stand together with other healthcare organizations to condemn racism and the resulting health disparities. Police violence is a public health issue. It has an immediate impact, but it also has a profound and long-term impact on stress, mental health, and other social determinants of health in too many communities today. This is the result of a decades-long failure to build equity and inclusion and to address the underlying social determinants of health. We condemn anti-Black police violence and all other forms of structural anti-Black racism, and we commit to continuing the conversation at the 2020 International Cancer Education Conference, for which the theme is Using Cancer Education to Address Social Determinants of Health.

  • ICEC Goes Virtual!

    Thank you attendees, presenters, and exhibitors!

    ICEC 2020
  • Health Literacy Webinar

    Join us for a joint webinar with HCEA on 29 October.


  • CPEN Engagement Lounge

    Watch the recording of "COVID-19 & Reopening Your Resource Center - Part 2."


  • Explore the Health Literacy Toolkit

    View resources compiled by the CPEN Health Literacy SIG.


  • Discount for CPEN Members!

    Improve the readability of your documents with this powerful software tool.


The mission of the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) is to promote and provide models of
excellence in patient, family, and community education across the continuum of care.

Learn more about CPEN...

In addition to the in-person training options throughout the year, CPEN offers webinar and online toolkits to advance your programs and your career!

CPEN members have access to a variety of resources to help with creating patient education programs including shared templates and presentations!