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TCRHCC CEO a Keynote Speaker at NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. [December 10, 2018] — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) hosted a Patient Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., today, focused on advocating for equity in cancer care. The summit included case studies, presentations, and panel discussions, all highlighting the barriers that prevent various populations from achieving better outcomes in cancer care. The speakers also discussed some of the work currently underway to help mitigate those issues.

The summit included a keynote address from Lynette Bonar, RN, MBA, BSN, FACHE, CEO of the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation — the only hospital on Navajo land — along with Brandon Canyon, who was his mother’s primary caregiver before she passed away due to complications associated with her cancer treatment.



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About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. By defining and advancing high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers around the world.