Six oncology nurse navigators have provided care for more than 3000 patients residing in over 40 counties in North Carolina. Over 31,000 individuals across the state have been reached through community outreach and educational events. These programs show that Oncology Nurse Navigators improve communication between patients, doctors, and caregivers by helping patients and family members connect with community resources, and collaborate across their medical team on all aspects of cancer care from screening to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
The UNC Cancer Network has established outreach, education and navigation sites in collaboration with:
- Mission Health System in Asheville, NC
- Leo Jenkins Cancer Center at East Carolina University
- Dare County, located on North Carolina's Outer Banks, in collaboration with the Outer Banks Hospital. Read More
Other partners include:
- The Hands of Hope volunteer program in Dare County
- Wilson Medical Center