A FRAMEWORK FOR SAVINGS
The Cancer Center was one of those 107. With its grant, the Center will devel- op a new program called the Deep South Cancer Navigation Network aimed at providing as much as $49.8 million in savings in cancer-care costs over three years while creating more than 50 new jobs to carry out the work.
Through this new network, the Cancer Center, along with UAB Medicine and participat- ing Cancer Care Network affiliates represent- ing community hospitals and cancer centers in 10 communities across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle will focus on helping cancer patients make the most appropriate choices for their treatment, reduce the use of ineffective therapies and maxi- mize the appropriate use of health-care resources.
Because of our location and our longstanding commitment to addressing health-care dispari- ties, we ve always had the responsibility to provide the highest-quality care to cancer patients who need it the most, says Edward Partridge, M.D., Cancer Center director and lead investigator on the grant. Now we have an incredible oppor-
tunity to play a significant role for our nation by being a transformative engine in reducing the bur- geoning cost of cancer care.
The Deep South Cancer Navigation Network will deploy a workforce of lay navigators who will provide patients with information about the treat- ment process, help patients make informed choices about their care, provide emotional support and problem-solving, assist with overcoming common
. . . we ve always had the responsi-
bility to provide the highest-quality
care to cancer patients who need it
the most. Now we have an incredible
opportunity to play a significant role
for our nation by being a transforma-
tive engine in reducing the burgeoning
cost of cancer care. Edward Partridge, M.D.
PROPOSALS NE TW
U A B C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R C E N T E R 3