National Navigation Roundtable

Patient navigation is an evidence-based intervention to eliminate health disparities & improve health equity across the cancer continuum by providing individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers. The American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable (ACS NNRT) is a consortium of public, private, and voluntary organizations that work together to advance navigation efforts that eliminate barriers to quality cancer care, reduce disparities in health outcomes and foster ongoing health equity.

Publication on new supplement on the role patient navigation plays in improving patient outcomes

American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable publishes new supplement on the role patient navigation plays in improving patient outcomes. The special Supplement A Decade Later: The State of Patient Navigation in Cancer published in the Cancer journal on June 14, 2022. The Supplement is a collection of 13 patient navigation articles that will improve cancer care disparities across the cancer continuum by highlighting the critical role of evidence-based navigation. The Cancer Supplement is also posted on the @NNRTnews twitter page. Twitter Space Chat recording from September 6, 2022, listen to the conversation!


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Patient Navigation guides the way

Each cancer journey is unique.

Patient navigation in the cancer care setting refers to individualized assistance offered to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality health and psychosocial care from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience.

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Thank you to our members and leaders in the patient navigation community for sharing the following resources. The ACS NNRT will continue to update this resource list based on references and input from the navigation community.

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By the Numbers

Incidence and mortality remain high among some groups because of limited resources and poor access to health care, as well as social and cultural barriers. Patient Navigation is the evidence-based intervention shown to help remove barriers to care and improve health disparities.


Higher mortality rate for 
breast cancer in black women 
vs white women


Higher death rates for among people in poorest areas vs most affluent areas


Higher likelihood of death 
from prostate cancer in black 
men vs white men


Higher cervical cancer incidence rate in Hispanic/Latin women 
vs non-Hispanic white women

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