Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) Awards Two Grants to Support Comprehensive Cancer Community Collaboration at Several Hospitals in New Jersey
3/13/2013 8:50:53 AM
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb has awarded grants totaling $175,000 to the American Cancer Society Eastern Division and Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) to support comprehensive navigation services for patients with cancer both independently and as part of a collaborative effort among several hospitals in central New Jersey. Several studies have linked patient navigation to improvements in patient outcomes and survival rates, particularly for patients with cancer. Navigation is viewed as an integral component of cancer services. Navigators help coordinate patients’ care and guide them to resources that can provide psychosocial support and address financial concerns, language or cultural issues, and day-to-day needs such as transportation.