Patient Navigation Job Roles by Levels of Experience: Workforce Development Task Group, American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable (ACS NNRT) 2023

The ACS NNRT Workforce Task Group worked on the roles and responsibilities of entry, intermediate, and advanced level cancer patient navigators. This table provides a resource for creating job descriptions for navigators with specific levels of expertise and for patient navigators to advance their oncology careers and attain a higher level of expertise.

___2022b WFD Navigation Job Performance Behaviors by 3 Levels (Entry, Intermediate and Advanced).xlsx; WFD Competency_Job_Beh LANDSCAP;

Susan G. Komen® is conducting a research study to learn more about how to best meet the needs of MBC patients through patient navigation, and we need your help! We would like to hear the barriers MBC patients and patient navigators face so we can design a patient navigation training module to respond to these needs. See the flyer for eligibility requirements and more information.

For this study, you will be asked to participate in a 1-hour introductory call and 2-hour focus group, both on a virtual platform. The focus group conversations will be focused on the experiences of those diagnosed with MBC or the patient navigators serving MBC patients. You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • 21 years or older,
  • a U.S. citizen
  • an individual who has been diagnosed with MBC

OR a patient navigator (defined as individuals who identify and address barriers to accessing healthcare services in a fragmented healthcare system serving the breast cancer community)

If you are interested in participating, please complete the interest form found here.

For questions or to receive more information, contact the study team at

Cancer Screening: Patient Navigation Services to Increase Breast Cancer Screening and Advance Health Equity

CPSTF recommends patient navigation services to increase #BreastCancer screening among historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic populations and people with lower incomes.

Community Guide

Cancer Screening: Patient Navigation Services to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening and Advance Health Equity

Patient navigation services increase #CervicalCancer screening among historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic populations and people with lower incomes according to a systematic review from #TheCommunityGuide.

Community Guide

Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice

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.


Survivor Views: Copay Assistance and Patient Navigation

Survivor Views: Copay Assistance and Patient Navigation


The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives voice to cancer patients and survivors on critical public policy issues that affect their lives.  As part of this effort, ACS CAN deploys surveys to better understand cancer patient and survivor experiences and perspectives, through our Survivor Views research panel. The panel is a group of cancer patients and survivors who respond to regular surveys and provide important insights to support ACS CAN’s advocacy work at all levels of government.

Fielded May 16-26, 2022, the latest survey explores cancer patients’ and survivors’ experiences and perspectives on copay assistance, patient navigation, and digital therapeutics. The web-based survey was conducted among 1,241 patients and survivors nationwide diagnosed with or treated for cancer in the last seven years, along with oversamples of 1,370 targeted interviews (see methodological note at end). The margin of sampling error associated with a sample of this size is +/-2.8% at a 95% confidence level.