UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Expands Lay Navigation Program to Five Sites in NC

June, 2018: UNC Lineberger is pleased to welcome 5 sites that have recently completed the initial launch of their own lay navigation program. 

Governor Roy Cooper Declares May Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month

May, 2018: Patients living with metastatic breast cancer, caregivers, oncology experts and health care providers from acrossFrom left to right: Steven Patierno, PhD, Rep. Gale Adcock, Jean Sellers, RN, MSN, Aimee Faso, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, and Trevor Jolly, MBBS the state gathered on Monday, May 21st for a special high tea and discussion at the Executive Mansion to honor and raise awareness of North Carolinians living with metastatic breast cancer. 





Brandon Wacaser Leads Lay Navigation Expansion to Include Pre-med Students

Processed with VSCO with a2 preset

March, 2018: When asked what sparked his interest in joining the UNC Lay Navigation Program Brandon Wacaser, a 1st year pre-med student at UNC-Chapel Hill, didn’t hesitate: “I wanted to have patient contact and give back in a way that was meaningful and make a difference.” 


UNC Lay Navigation Program Awarded $5,000 Lenovo Grant

Michael Hare

January, 2018: Lenovo Employees Care Community Council recently awarded UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center a $5,000 community engagement grant in recognition of the volunteer hours provided by one of their employees, Michael Hare.



UNC Lineberger working with cancer hospitals in N.C. to develop patient navigation programs

November, 2017: Administrative and clinical staff from five cancer centers across North Carolina recently traveled to Chapel Hill to learn about UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s innovative lay patient navigation program.



UNC Patient Navigation team travels to Winston Salem for Navigation Symposium with Dr. Harold Freeman

November, 2017: Jean Sellers, RN, MSN, Administrative Clinical Director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Program and Megan Fasold, RN, BSN, PCCN, Patient Services Manager, UNC Healthcare were among those invited to speak at the Navigation Symposium sponsored by Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity. 



October, 2017: We are thrilled to announce Megan L. Carlson, MPH as the manager of the Lay Navigation Program for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  This position is made possible by the Duke Endowment. 





Duke Endowment grant to help UNC Lineberger roll out lay patient navigation program across N.C.

JS and TS

July, 2017: Thomas C. Shea, MD, associate director for Outreach Programs at UNC Cancer Network, and Jean Sellers, RN, MSN, Administrative Clincal Director at UNC Cancer Network, will use the $600,000 grant to help implement the UNC Lay Patient Navigation Program in 10 hospitals and cancer care facilities that collectively cover a wide geographic region of the state.