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Posted inHEALTH

Cancer treatment is a minefield of bills, meds, and jargon. Patient navigators can help people of color find a path to better care.

Patients at Mayo Clinic say that “patient navigators”—that is, individualized clinical guides—have helped them enroll in clinical trials, find payment assistance, and get on a path toward healing. Research shows the practice is also one of the only ways to reduce racial disparities in cancer care.