Our Comprehensive Cancer Center provides oncology patient navigation to many patients in need, causing a big impact in their cancer journey.  

 Do we understand what patient navigation is? Navigators come from a variety of non-clinical and clinical backgrounds and assist patients with obtaining access to cancer care.

The concept of patient navigation was created by Dr. Harold Freeman at Harlem Hospital Center in 1990’s with the intention to eliminate barriers to timely care across the cancer continuum. Following this principle, navigators offer individual assistance to patients, families, and caregivers, showing efficacy in reducing barriers to care, playing a significant role in patients’ experience from the time of abnormal findings all across survivorship or end-of-life care.