Articles & White Papers

The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Cancer Incidence

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented more questions than it has answers, especially when determining how it will affect cancer incidence in the future.

Pfizer Oncology Patient Centricity Ecosystem White Paper

Pfizer has partnered with AONN+ and various advocacy organizations to provide learnings and best practice suggestions for identifying gaps in cancer care.

Conquer: A Magazine by and for the Cancer Community

With more therapies available than ever before and greater patient involvement in treatment decisions, oncology nurse navigators face the perennial challenge of providing high-quality patient and caregiver education in reader-friendly language.

Enter CONQUER. Published by The Lynx Group as the official publication of The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), this patient-facing magazine was launched in February 2015 to fill an unmet need for AONN+’s oncology nurse navigators.

The Reciprocal Value of Patient and Caregiver Support Programs

The recent proliferation of patient and caregiver support programs is being driven by greater patient involvement in health decisions, increasing attention on patient outcomes, and the growth of specialty drugs that require additional patient support. These programs encompass a range of services which enable pharmaceutical companies to improve access to, usage of, and adherence to prescription drug treatments.

National Evidence-Based Oncology Navigation Metrics: Multisite Exploratory Study to Demonstrate Value and Sustainability of Navigation Programs

The AONN+ Standardized Metrics Task Force collaborated with Oncology Solutions, LLC, to develop the NAVmetrics cloud-based IT platform powered by Oncology Solutions’ ONC iQ® business intelligence tool for navigators to utilize for data capture, management, and reporting of navigation metrics. The study aim is to validate the Standardized Evidence-Based Oncology Navigation Metrics.

With Emerging Oncology Therapies and Rising Patient Responsibilities, Financial Navigation Will Have a Greater Role in Cancer Care

Emerging pharmacologic therapies used for the treatment of oncology are being developed and approved at an accelerated rate.

Publications and Research

The AONN+ Evidence into Practice Committee would like to extend thanks to all who responded to our recent survey in order to glean members’ knowledge and comfort level in quality, outcomes, performance improvement, and research projects that can be considered research in the broad sense of the word.

Step by Step: The Four Cs of Research

New to quality improvement and research and want to know how to begin? The AONN+ Mentorship Workgroup of the Evidence into Practice Committee have made it simple for you.

Continuum of Care and Care Transitions: A Combined Conclusion from Novice and Seasoned Navigators

The role of the navigator along the continuum of care is bidimensional in nature with a patient-centered (empowerment with education and knowledge) and health system (multidisciplinary) orientation to deliver timely, seamless care. Within the multidisciplinary team, the navigator works as an advocate, care provider, educator, counselor, and facilitator to ensure that every patient receives comprehensive, timely, and quality healthcare services.