Oncology Nurse Navigators at the N.C. Cancer Hospital

At UNC Cancer Care, your oncology nurse navigator works with you and your doctor to help plan the best care for you, both in and out of the hospital.

UNC Cancer Care offers Nurse Navigation services at the N.C. Cancer Hospital at no extra cost. Nurse Navigators are trained to ensure that your journey before, during or after the cancer experience is as smooth as possible.

Oncology Nurse Navigators at UNC Cancer Care provide support by:

  • Acting as the single point of contact for patients and caregivers in order to resolve barriers to care
  • When possible, accompanying patients to initial appointments
  • Assessing patients’ physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and financial needs
  • Initiating referrals to ensure patients are connected with community resources
  • Coordinating diagnostics, procedures and specialist appointments
  • Providing patient education
  • Collaborating with the oncology team

Meet the Oncology Nurse Navigator Team at N.C. Cancer Hospital

NameClinical AreaStaff Profile

Tammy Allred, RN, OCN

Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology Program

Thoracic Oncology Program

Staff profile
Delma Armstrong, RN

UNC Breast Center

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Betsy Blanton, BSN, RN

UNC Breast Center

Staff profile

Michele Busshart RN, BSN, OCN

Nurse Manager for the Adult Oncology Clinic and Oncology Nurse Navigator Program

Staff profile
Amy DePue, BS, RN, OCN  

UNC Breast Center

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Julie Fly, RN

Thoracic Oncology Program

Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN

Head and Neck Oncology Program

Staff profile

Jennifer A. Hanspal, RN, BSN, MS, OCN

Patient and Family Resource Center

Staff profile
Sonja Henretty, RN, BSN Neuro-oncology Program

Jim McGowan, RN

Leukemia and Lymphoma Oncology Program Staff profile