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.  Link to the free supplement:  

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:  and on the NNRT website:

Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice

We are pleased to share that the highly anticipated Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice are now available for viewing on the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship!


The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), along with other organizations of the Professional Oncology Navigation Task Force, created these standards to provide clinical oncology nurse navigators, social work navigators, and patient navigators with clear information regarding best practices in the provision of professional care.

The National Navigation Roundtable Annual Meeting

The National Navigation Roundtable’s Annual Meeting 2021 was a huge success! Over 100 attendees representing academic, navigation networks, professional societies, industry and more participated in the virtual meeting.

The Cancer Moonshot Reignites in 2022!

On February 2, 2022, President reignited the Cancer Moonshot with renewed White House leadership and engagement. Ambitious goals can be set due to recent progress in cancer therapeutics, diagnostics, and patient-driven care. The ultimate goal of the Moonshot is to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years, as well as improving the experience of cancer patients and caregivers.

ACS awards $4.2 million in patient navigation grants

ACS  announced awards in the amount of $4.2 million in multi-year grants to 14 hospital systems across the country to enhance oncology patient navigation and address barriers to individualized, timely, and equitable access to care.

Each health system will receive $300,000 to bolster existing oncology navigation programs. Sponsorship for this initiative was led by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, along with Bristol Myers Squibb. Additional sponsors include Daiichi Sankyo and other funders. 



Webinars: August 3, 2022 – Join National Patient Advocate Foundation on Wed, Aug 3rd at 12 pm ET | 9 am PT  for a webinar, Unifying the Field: Navigating Patients to Financial and Social Supports.

August 26, 2022 – NNRT is pleased to partner Triage Cancer and share Triage Cancer’s event in Chicago on August 26 or online on September 22 for their Insurance & Finance Intensive. This FREE training for health care professionals, navigators, and advocates covers crucial information to help patients and their caregivers mitigate the financial toxicity of a cancer diagnosis.

Free contact hours/CEs/PDCs for nurses, social workers, patient advocates, and HR professionals. 



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