Recapping the 2023 Atlanta NACCDO-PAMN Conference

A record-setting 671 participants came together April 24-27 in Atlanta for the annual NACCDO-PAMN conference, hosted by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. This year’s conference had up to 9 concurrent tracks offering specialized content, making it our most robust programming ever. PAMN also debuted new Affinity Groups, designed to offer members year-round networking opportunities…

Member Spotlight: Madeline Brophy

Madeline Brophy is a communications program coordinator at Siteman Cancer Center. She has been a PAMN member for one year. What led you to work in cancer communications? My background is in public health and film/media so it was a tale of two love stories coming together – and I couldn’t be happier helping people…

Member Spotlight: Kayla Clay

Kayla Clay is a Senior Marketing Specialist at the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been a PAMN member for just over a year. What led you to work in cancer communications? I began my journey in health care supporting public relations for a national, publicly traded post-acute care company. During my five years…

Member Spotlight: Amy Kleger

Amy Kleger is Associate Director of Marketing at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. She has been a PAMN member for seven years. What do you like most about working in the cancer field? The most rewarding part of my job is working with patients. They show incredible strength, resiliency and vulnerability. I have learned so…

Member Spotlight: Casey Farley

Casey Farley is Marketing Project Manager at Siteman Cancer Center. She has been a PAMN member for two years. What led you to work in cancer communications? Wanting to help others. What do you like most about working in the cancer field? Knowing that I am helping partake in saving lives by informing the community…

Using Internal Communication to Improve Employee Experience

By Josiane Dubois, Internal Communications Specialist, Huntsman Cancer Institute Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies had not thought about the essentialness of internal communication. Quickly, employers needed to share policies and messages while employees searched for the same information. Internal communication, employee engagement, retention, job satisfaction, connection, and belonging are just some of the many…

Member Spotlight: Laurel DiBrog

Laurel DiBrog is the Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a founding member of PAMN and has been involved with the organization for more than 30 years. What led you to work in cancer communications? A recruitment call from the PR Director at City of Hope. What do…

A Message from the NCI: How We All Work Together

There is a common saying among colleagues in the cancer research enterprise: “once you’ve seen one cancer center, you’ve seen one cancer center.” While it is easy to laugh and nod in agreement, as communicators we know that the premise of this phrase captures the essence of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) mission and goals.…

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