PAMN steering committee members - Scottsdale, AZ, January 2023

Our Mission

The Public Affairs and Marketing Network (PAMN) is a cooperative venture of academically based comprehensive, clinical, basic and consortium cancer centers as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or that are members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) The Network works in close association with the NCI’s Office of Media Relations and Public Affairs to further public awareness of cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment. The Network was established to share information and resources among the communications and marketing professionals at cancer centers to enhance understanding of the nation’s cancer research effort; and to collectively address critical issues of common concern.



Network membership and annual meeting attendance are open to communications and marketing professionals from NCI-designated cancer centers and AACI member centers. Professionals seeking PAMN membership who do not meet these criteria must be approved for membership by the PAMN steering committee. Every PAMN member will have a vote in elections or other Network business brought to the membership by the Steering Committee.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee will consist of a minimum of 10 representatives with an upper limit to be determined annually by the Steering Committee. One representative will be from the cancer center that will host PAMN’s next annual conference, who will serve a minimum of the year before and after the year of their hosting responsibilities. The Steering Committee also will include a liaison from the NCI’s Office of Communications. Two people from the same organization can be voting members of the steering committee, with the stipulation that one person is the Treasurer. The Steering Committee should maintain an “odd” number of committee members for voting purposes.

Except for the representative of the cancer center that will host the next annual conference, members of the Steering Committee will be elected to two-year terms by a majority vote of all Network members. If the annual vote ends in a tie, a tiebreaker vote will be cast by members of the Steering Committee. If for any reason committee membership drops to fewer than six, the Steering Committee will add at least two members for an interim term until the next annual meeting. Steering Committee terms of office will be staggered for the purposes of continuity. The outgoing chair may serve two years on the Steering Committee after their term of office.

Officers will be elected annually by the Steering Committee following the general election. A chair will be elected to a two-year term. The incoming chair will recommend a vice chair to be voted on by the Steering Committee. The vice chair serves a two-year term.

Steering Committee Responsibilities

The Steering Committee will meet two or more times a year in addition to the annual meeting to accomplish Network business. Steering Committee members must attend the annual meeting and at least one other meeting to retain their Steering Committee membership.

Other responsibilities may include keeping Network members apprised of new developments and programs and working on special projects and initiatives.


The Steering Committee will appoint additional individuals, in addition to its members, to a planning subcommittee for the purpose of organizing the annual conference including programming and sponsorships.

Members of the planning subcommittee will participate in Steering Committee conference calls and meetings and be included in Network discussions but only Steering Committee members may vote on policy decisions or other business not directly related to the annual conference. Subcommittee members will include but not be limited to previous, current and future conference hosts. Subcommittee members may represent institutions already represented on the Steering Committee.

Subcommittee members may include individuals outside the Network, if recommended by a Steering Committee member.

Subcommittees of the Public Affairs and Marketing Network are open to all members. Each subcommittee is led by one or more steering committee members. In addition to the following subcommittees, the steering committee plans the annual meeting each year at the host location. We welcome input and assistance from general members in planning the annual meeting by suggesting session topics, workshops and speakers. If you or someone you know is interested in joining a subcommittee, please email


Member Institutions

We welcome any cancer center that is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or is a member of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). If your cancer center isn’t listed below, email us at about becoming a member.

Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Cancer Center at Illinois – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dartmouth Cancer Center
Duke Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)
Georgia Cancer Center
Hollings Cancer Center
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Masonic Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College
Moffitt Cancer Center
Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center
Northwell Health Cancer Institute
OSUCCC Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center / NYU Langone Health
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Stanford Cancer Institute
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
The Jackson Laboratory
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
UK Markey Cancer Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Illinois Cancer Center
University of Kansas Cancer Center
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Rochester Medical Center Wilmot Cancer Institute
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Wistar Institute
Yale Cancer Center

Current Committees

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