A world where every person affected by cancer is able to access their best care.
To give every cancer patient and caregiver a trusted clinical partner at their side to guide and support them throughout the cancer journey.
Our co-founder Vanessa, experienced the challenges and uncertainties of caring for a family member with cancer firsthand – she was overwhelmed by her mother’s cancer diagnosis despite her 20-year career in biotech oncology.
Vanessa and the team believed that one-to-one guidance, augmented by technology, could transform cancer care. Vanessa and the Navvisa founders assembled a team invested in the mission of providing personalized cancer navigation services to patients and caregivers.
What Does Navvisa Mean?
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is like waking up in a foreign land
without maps, guidebooks, or knowledge of the language.
We think of our guidance as providing the Navgational map and Visa passport for the journey.
“My Mother was diagnosed with cancer while I was working in oncology, and I still felt lost. Managing her care became a second full-time job.”
MPH, My Health Concierge Co-Founder, Genentech, Biogen/IDEC, Celgene
“As a nurse, I often listened to cancer patients and caregivers struggle. Then I became one and experienced that pain myself. Now we have a way to really help.”
Chief Clinical Officer
RN, MBA; Stanford Health Care, Director, Strategic Patient Care; Co-Founder, Tandem Health
"When a routine CT scan revealed 100s of tumors, my mom had to make difficult decisions about aggressive surgery and chemotherapy."
Fairchild Imaging, RGB Networks; LSI Logic; C-Cube Microsystems; Philips Research; General Electric; Rensselaer Polytechnic, BSEE; Syracuse University MSEE;
“I have seen cancer from many vantage points, as a clinician, researcher, advocate and most impactful asa survivor of two types of cancer. I understand the importance of guiding others through the struggles and challenges.”
RN, MPH, Good Medicine, C2lt, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt
Cariloop, Employer Direct, FreshBenies, MobyMax, Cigna, Houston Rockets. Harvard University
Our Team of Oncology Nurses
Affiliations: UCSF, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, University of Vermont, and more.
David Kaplan, MD
Global Leader for Clinical Solutions, Mercer; Board Member / Senior Advisor / Consultant for companies in the Employee Healthcare marketplace
Chairman / CEO Transcend 4Good; President, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; CEO, Lymphoma Research Foundation; President/CEO, C-Change