Satisfying Curiosity Through Research—One Navigator’s Story

Patricia Johnson, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN
Patricia Johnson, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN, had a question about retention and distress of breast cancer patients within her practice, but had never conducted research. However, through the support of her mentor, Local Navigator Network, and other AONN+ resources, she has found the answers she sought and, in the process, discovered the tremendous satisfaction that comes from sharing knowledge to impact patient care.

Takeaways from Episode 18 of The Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcast: The Heart of a Researcher

Yvette Florio Lane
You don’t need a doctorate degree or the formal title of “researcher” to publish your research or to write grants that secure funding in aid of your practice or your patients. AONN+ leaders offer practical advice about pursuing evidence-based research necessary for successful funding applications.

Oncofertility Navigation Provides Fertility Assistance for Patients with Cancer

Mu Lin
Fertility preservation can lead to greater options for family-building following cancer treatment. Duke University researchers utilized oncofertility navigation to reduce access barriers to fertility counseling and preservation.

Collaborative Oncology Navigation Key to Tackling Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

Mu Lin
Yale University researchers say a community-based, collaborative oncology navigation approach works better than primarily hospital-based services in helping underserved minority women with breast cancer.