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Adding a clinical trials navigator to this practice team required a business case that demonstrated return on investment. After a successful onboarding, this navigator is now the point person to help identify patients appropriate for clinical trials
and to help busy clinicians with enrollment criteria and trial selection.
Carrie Friedman, BSN, RN, OCNClinical Trials Navigator Virginia Cancer Specialists, PC
"The number of physicians across all our sites that are referring patients for clinical trials has increased…we easily take over 100 referrals a month. Looking forward, we may even need a second navigator who can replicate my role."
This podcast is part of an ongoing series from ACCC’s peer-related journal, Oncology Issues. For a deeper dive into this content, read Friedman’s article, Increasing Clinical Trial Accrual Through Implementation of a Clinical Trials Navigator. ACCC members can access the complete Volume
38, Number 4 issue online.
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