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Goals & Objectives

The goal of this pilot research study is to determine whether Patient Navigators improve cancer care for American Indians. The objectives of the NW PNP are to:

  • Decrease time from abnormal screening to diagnosis.
  • Decrease time from diagnosis to treatment.
  • Increase adherence to cancer treatment regimens.
  • Encourage a greater sense of patient empowerment during treatment.
  • Improve coordination of care.
  • Increase survival rates for cancer patients.
Updated: 07/22/09