ONA Navigation Summit 2016

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

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Food speaks to our genes; its message or signal can turn the immune system on or off. Consumption of a high carbohydrate or sugar diet can increase risk of cancer.

Navigator-specific Interventions and Multidisciplinary Care Team Collaboration Improves Care and Outcomes for Patients with GI Cancers

Navigator-specific Interventions and Multidisciplinary Care Team Collaboration Improves Care and Outcomes for Patients with GI Cancers

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The GI ONN is a relatively new position whose role is not only to remove barriers to care, but also to facilitate timely, comprehensive, and evidence-based care for patients with GI cancers.

The Community Health Needs Assessment: Building the Backbone of a Navigation Process

The Community Health Needs Assessment: Building the Backbone of a Navigation Process

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A navigation process that effectively addresses a community's health care disparities and barriers to cancer care is driven by a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).

The Role of Physical Therapy in the Continuum of Cancer Care

The Role of Physical Therapy in the Continuum of Cancer Care

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Oncology rehabilitation is cost-effective; it lowers both direct and indirect health care costs and improves physical and psychological quality of life for patients with cancer.

Navigating the Older Patient Through Cancer Care

Navigating the Older Patient Through Cancer Care

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A working knowledge of frailty, multimorbidity, and geriatric syndromes, as well as self-awareness of and sensitivity to ageism are key skills for oncology navigators caring for older patients.

Understanding Mental Issues in Patients With Cancer and Caregivers

Understanding Mental Issues in Patients With Cancer and Caregivers

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Navigators need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cognitive and emotional distress and be able to determine which patients and family members need to be managed more closely.

Getting Started: Implementation of an Oncology Navigation Program That Meets Community Needs

Getting Started: Implementation of an Oncology Navigation Program That Meets Community Needs

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Patient navigation ensures patients with cancer achieve diagnostic resolution in a timely manner, leading to optimal outcomes for both patients and the community.

Beyond Treatment: Anticipating the Late Effects of Cancer Treatment in Survivors

Beyond Treatment: Anticipating the Late Effects of Cancer Treatment in Survivors

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Side effects are defined as long-term or late. Although the 2 types are difficult to distinguish, their distinction is both clear and important.

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