Building Relationships in Delivering Genetic/Genomic Education (BRIDGE)
Mission Statement with Overarching Goal
The mission of the AONN+ BRIDGE Program is to use educational interventions to best connect oncology nurse and patient navigators to cancer genetics/genomics professionals, ensuring that patients have access to the most current emerging technologies that may directly impact the level of care received, as well as quality of life.
Oncology nurse/patient navigators who participate in the BRIDGE Program will have a working knowledge of cancer genetics/genomics, enough to advocate for appropriate referrals to genetics professionals.
Fundamentals of Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice and Navigation
from JONS October 2019 Vol 10, No 10
General Session 6 | Precision Medicine for Navigators Presentation
from AONN+ 2019 Midyear Conference
The Role of the Navigator as the Genetic Extender
from Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcasts
AONN+ Education for Cancer Genetics and Genomics
- Recognize the role of genetic testing for common and rare cancer syndromes
- Incorporate germline testing and management across the cancer control continuum: assessing cancer risk (primary and secondary), evidence-based cancer screening, cancer prevention, and treatment options
- Apply the principles of next-generation sequencing to identify key drivers to treatment options and clinical trials
- Utilize approaches to improve the process of identification, testing, management, and referral of individuals where genetic/genomic testing is appropriate
- Examine the ethical and legal issues related to genetic testing and genetic counseling, and their implications for practice and research
- Incorporate evidence-based practices to meet national accreditation standards and best practices
Thank you, Foundation Medicine and Oncocyte, for sponsoring this program.