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

    June, 2018 : Even in 2018, where new chances for cure are being discovered almost daily, facing cancer is often an overwhelming challenge. Patients are forced to make agonizing choices that are not black and white with consequences that can ultimately have life-long effects. Hospitals and cancer centers struggle with finding programs to ensure all … Continued

  • Governor Roy Cooper Declares May, 2018 as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients and Oncology Experts Meet at North Carolina Executive Mansion on May 21 for Discussion about Thriving Together with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Patients living with metastatic breast cancer, caregivers oncology experts and health care providers from across the state gathered on Monday, May 21 for a special high tea and discussion at … Continued

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

    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.” That passion and commitment has led to the expansion … Continued

  • Thriving Together: Living Beyond Metastatic Breast Cancer

    The North Carolina Oncology Navigation Association is hosting a high tea and an afternoon of discussions to honor metastatic breast cancer patients on Monday, May 21, at the North Carolina Executive Mansion. The North Carolina Oncology Navigation Association (NCONA) cordially invites you to attend “Thriving Together: Living Beyond Metastatic Breast Cancer” on May 21 at … Continued

  • UNC Lay Navigation Program Awarded $5,000 Lenovo Grant

    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.   Michael, a volunteer lay patient navigator at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, submitted the application. Lenovo awards technology and cash grants … Continued

  • Megan L. Carlson, MPH joins Navigation Leadership as Program Manager

    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. Megan is a graduate of UNC Greensboro, School of Public Health where she obtained a MPH in Community Health Education. After … Continued

  • 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. The symposium featured nine navigation programs from the Winston-Salem area. Harold Freeman … Continued

  • 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. Representatives from Mission Cancer Care in Asheville, Seby Jones Cancer Center in Boone, McCreary Cancer Center in Lenoir, UNC Cancer Care at Nash in … Continued