Important Announcement Regarding PAMN Membership Dues

The following letter was shared with PAMN members on April 22, 2024.

We appreciate your continued support and commitment to the Public Affairs and Marketing Network (PAMN) of the nation’s cancer centers. We are writing to inform our valued members of a strategic adjustment to our dues. Effective July 1, 2024, the annual fee for an institutional PAMN membership will increase from $350 to $695.

This will be the first time PAMN membership dues have increased in nearly 10 years. The decision was carefully considered and informed by our comprehensive two-year strategic planning process with significant input from our member survey responses — a thoughtful approach that we have communicated about at our annual meeting and in our PAMN Post newsletters.

These primary factors necessitate this increase:

  • Value of cancer-specific networking and education. A thorough competitive analysis revealed that PAMN membership dues are greatly disproportionate to the high value PAMN provides in cancer industry-specific knowledge and expertise as compared to similar associations. The annual fee allows an unlimited number of relevant marketing and communications professionals focused on cancer within your center or system to sign up, connect with and learn from industry experts and marketing communications professionals working specifically in the cancer field.
  • Improved membership services. To continue delivering increasing value to our members, the additional funds generated from the membership dues will be directly invested in initiatives that benefit you and streamline your experience with PAMN. They include the development of a new membership portal, the implementation of a more efficient payment system, and the launch of a revamped website and networking community.
  • New benefits to sharpen your skills and knowledge. The projects and initiatives we are implementing as part of our strategic plan will enhance year-round programming opportunities for you and your entire team to stay informed of cancer trends and priorities.
  • Increased costs. The costs associated with maintaining and improving our services are increasing, and we must keep pace with technological advancements in the industry.
  • Growth and sustainability. In order to sustain the networking power of PAMN for generations to come, we must continue to innovate and grow. This requires our organization to be fiscally healthy to invest in strategic initiatives.

We will be reviewing the progress made on PAMN’s strategic plan — the goals, programs and initiatives that will elevate the organization over the next 3 – 5 years — at our annual conference in May 2024 in Salt Lake City to help you better understand how your membership fees are put to good use.

We understand the importance of fiscal responsibility and have worked diligently to strike a balance that allows us to continue providing high-quality services while keeping the impact on our members as reasonable as possible. If you have any questions about this change, please reach out to us at

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to PAMN.

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