Precision Coordination: The Growing Role of the Nurse Coordinator in the Era of Personalized Medicine

Mohammad O. Al-Kaiyat

nurse coordinator, nurse navigator, precision medicine, molecular testing, lung cancer
CJON 2018, 22(1), 113-115. DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.113-115

Personalized medicine is expected to positively change the treatment of cancer, but early identification of patients who are most likely to benefit requires an integrated effort from interprofessional care providers. Centering care around a patient’s needs is the main task for a nurse coordinator, who is considered the core person for communication among all interprofessional care providers. This article describes a perspective on the nurse coordinator role as implemented in the lung cancer clinic at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


  • The nurse coordinator role is highly affected by any advancement in the field of oncology.
  • Because cancer treatment is a complex process, the nurse coordinator has a vital role to identify patients who may benefit from new advancements.
  • Effective precision coordination will positively affect patient-reported outcomes and quality indicators of the institution.
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