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Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, Oncology Solutions, discusses the importance of the nurse navigator role, especially in community oncology settings, at the 2017 ACCC Cancerscape meeting.
Eighty percent of patients receive their care in community cancer centers. For anyone diagnosed with cancer, a 3-hour travel plus extra expenses that a larger cancer center might require isn't feasible. Therefore, it is important that those patients have access to the navigator services in their own community centers.