June 2013 VOL 4, NO 3


Original Research

Systematic Assessment of Cancer Patient Navigation in Appalachia

Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS 

Background: Patient navigation (PN) has been proposed to address disparities in cancer mortality. Appalachia is largely rural with a population characterized by a high poverty rate and limited access to [ Read More ]

Patient Navigation

Spanning Boundaries: System Dynamics, Externalities, and Patient Navigation

Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS 

Background: Patient navigation (PN) has emerged as a possible strategy to bridge gaps, overcome barriers, reduce delays, and improve outcomes across the cancer care continuum. However, we lack an explicit [ Read More ]

Patient Resources

Resources of Potential Benefit to You and to the Patients You Navigate- Part 2 of 5

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS 

Continuing with our series of various unbranded offerings provided by pharmaceuticals and other companies that provide diagnostics and treatments for cancer patients, this list below comes from Merck: Resources: Eating [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Letters from Lillie June 2013

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS 

Dear Reader, Although it may be summer, which is known for being a time that employees take vacations, we all know that there is no vacation for our patients who [ Read More ]