The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. Our organization of over 8,900 members was founded in May 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. We view our organization as one consisting of “professional patient advocates” and, to that end, we support and serve our members.
The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) promotes reliance on evidence-based practices in navigating patients with cancer and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. JONS also seeks to strengthen the role of nurse and patient navigators in cancer care by serving as a platform for these professionals to disseminate original research findings, exchange best practices, and find support for their growing community.
The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON) provides coverage of the wide spectrum of oncology-related events, trends, news, therapeutics, diagnostics, organizations, and legislation that directly affect hematology/oncology nurses and advanced practitioners involved in healthcare delivery and product utilization. The scope and coverage include a unique presentation of news and events that are shaping the care of patients with cancer.
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive cancer that is often diagnosed at later stages. Dr. Gary discusses the many alarming gaps in the quality of care for Black and Hispanic women. Read More ›
This article offers an overview of the unique challenges affecting the LGBTQ community when faced with a cancer diagnosis, from delayed screenings to isolation and lack of access to resources and best care. Read More ›
Maimah Karmo was diagnosed with stage II triple-negative breast cancer at age 32. After her diagnosis, she was emboldened to fight against the injustices and inequalities black women face in navigating medical care. Read More ›
A new study makes clear that limited access to health insurance or insufficient insurance coverage accounts for much of the disparity in outcomes seen between black and white patients with cancer in the United States. Read More ›