June 2020 Vol 11, No 6

Large community care centers remain committed to providing necessary treatment to patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this discussion, moderated by Ted Okon, MBA, a panel of experts discuss the ongoing challenges that oncology providers face as they navigate an evolving healthcare ecosystem, and provide valuable insights on how practices may continue to deliver care in the months ahead.
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) has heard from many of its members working on the front lines of cancer care about the impact of COVID-19 on their practice.
Who stands to benefit from lung cancer screening? Click here to find out.
In no arena is fear more relevant than in the realm of cancer survivorship. This article will help you to identify and address fear of recurrence for your patients.
Distress comes in many forms. Click here for strategies to identify and manage distress for your patients.
One of the top questions posed to members of the leadership team at the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is: “What is the caseload that oncology navigators should be carrying?” According to Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN, when the leadership team ultimately realized they did not have a good answer to that question, they identified the need for a navigation acuity tool.
The field of cardio-oncology is not about cancer of the heart, but rather the combined effect that different risk factors—particularly patient risk factors, cancer risk factors, and risk factors associated with cancer therapies—have on the heart.
Several years ago, the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) unveiled 35 evidence-based oncology navigation metrics developed in response to a void in the literature measuring the programmatic success of navigation programs.
Understanding the functions of different tissues in the body is key to understanding genetics and genomics.
Meet Dolores and Zhonnet. Between them, they have over 30 years of expertise working as patient navigators for underserved female cancer survivors in an urban setting. This is their story.

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