Original Research

A team of navigators studied a program designed to improve surgical care and outcomes for older adults through a multidisciplinary approach to early intervention and prevention strategies.
African American culture, the importance of the patient voice, and story sharing are just some of the themes that emerged from a study to understand the work of African American breast cancer advocates.
CLL’s unique properties may lead to providers and patients conceptualizing the prognosis differently. These findings present new information about the needs of people with CLL, with potentially transferable implications for people with other chronic illnesses. Information should be shared with providers about how to discuss a CLL prognosis sensitively.
More than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Despite the different treatment options available for cancer, many individuals refuse treatment for various reasons. However, little is known about the cumulative group of individuals who refuse treatment.
Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) in collaboration with AONN+ conducted a pilot study to evaluate patient efficacy, provider feedback, and implementation of CAPE Lung using an implementation science framework in diverse cancer settings.
Cancer-related financial hardship is linked to poor health outcomes and early mortality. Oncology financial advocacy (OFA) aims to prevent cancer-related financial hardship in oncology settings by assessing patients’ needs and connecting them to available financial resources. Despite promising evidence, OFA remains underutilized.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many cancer care services were delayed. Studies have documented increased distress and physical impacts on cancer survivors during the pandemic. Our study describes access to healthcare challenges, worry of COVID-19, health and social changes, and quality of life (QOL) among cancer survivors approximately 6 months into the pandemic, with specific focus on time since diagnosis.
Within the structure of a center-wide patient access redesign initiative, the nurse navigators evaluated their contributions and activities as professional registered nurses. They noticed a lack of standard interview questions and a patient referral process that holistically supported patients.
Little is known about the role of community-based navigation in supportive care delivery for historically marginalized cancer survivors. The purposes of this study were to evaluate supportive care experiences of low-income Black and Latina cancer survivors and examine the care role of their community navigator.
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