Breast Cancer Survivorship Navigation Project
In 2015, we received pilot funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI) to convene a committee to explore how researchers and clinicians have been using survivorship care plans (SCPs), to determine our communities’ questions and concerns, and ensure that patients' priorities are addressed in the content and process. We formed the Breast Cancer Survivorship Navigation Project (BCSNP) to understand and address the needs and gaps experienced by people from under-served groups who had breast cancer. The BCSNP is composed of patients, community service providers, patient navigators and clinical care providers from around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Through in-person meetings and work between gatherings, we have determined that breast cancer "survivors" with low incomes and/or other barriers to access will be the target for our group to develop research questions, explore research approaches and further develop our collaboration. We hope to be awarded a follow-up contract to further develop our ideas and eventually lead to a research project that will inform SCP practices. Some of our collaborators have been involved in previous research on this topic and the creation of critical documents. Check out our Resources section for further information.