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Navigating Cancer.

Accessing Care.

The North Carolina Oncology Navigator Association’s mission is to provide a network for collaboration amongst navigators and promote the development of best practices for improved access and outcomes of cancer care.

Providing Cancer Resources Across

North Carolina

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Navigators in
North Carolina

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Patient navigation saves lives and improves cancer outcomes. NCONA is committed to work collaboratively with all cancer programs and organizations across the state to ensure every patient living in NC has access to appropriate cancer care. 

What is
Longitudinal Navigation?

Longitudinal Patient Navigation is a model of patient navigation that includes community-facing navigators, treatment navigators, and survivorship navigators. This multi-faceted structure creates a wide net to ensure all patient needs – from care, to coverage, to support – are met. The North Carolina Oncology Navigator Association has worked to champion the longitudinal patient navigation model in order to bridge the gaps that our navigators have seen in traditional care plans.


What our Navigators say

NCONA is proud to assist patient navigators across the state. Their hard work and perseverance in facilitating access to cancer care improves patient outcomes. We value each navigator greatly, and are honored to receive feedback from their successes.

My favorite part of your conference is learning about the latest developments for caring for our cancer patients.  I practice in a rural clinic in Western NC.  Thank you for providing a virtual conference that allows me to stay up to date with treatments and practices. 


I always leave the NCONA Conference with a renewed sense of why I do what I do.  Your conference is therapy for me in many ways.  Thank you.


My favorite part of your conference is learning about latest cancer resources.  Not to mention, Dr. Paterno’s presentations.  I always look forward to these conferences. 


The mission of North Carolina Oncology Navigator Association (NCONA) is to advance patient navigation by providing a network for  navigators and to promote development of best practices for improved access and outcomes of care.

NCONA was created in 2012 to serve as an advocate of cancer patient navigation in North Carolina. Today, patient navigation is a model of healthcare delivery built around the patient and created to reduce barriers to care.

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