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Nominations sought for PAMN Steering Committee

We’re seeking candidates for twelve open seats on the PAMN steering committee. If you’re committed to furthering your professional development and that of your fellow PAMN members, and to enhancing understanding of cancer research and care, we invite you to become a candidate for the upcoming term. It runs from July 1, 2023, to July…

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PAMN/NACCDO Conference Webinar – What to Expect and How to Maximize Your Experience

Will this be your first time attending the NACCDO-PAMN conference? Have you attended in the past but want a reminder of the excitement? Join us for a live discussion and Q&A. Steering committee/board members with variable years of conference experience will share their tips, tricks and helpful information about what to expect at the conference…

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A Message from the Chair: The Conference is Just Beginning

Friends, the highlight of our year is almost upon us! We’re now counting down by days until we converge on Salt Lake City and the beautiful Grand America hotel for the NACCDO-PAMN annual conference. There really is no better networking experience than our annual conference. If you have yet to register, it’s not too late…

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Honing your DEI communications strategy

In the midst of massive societal shifts, diversity, equity and inclusion has become a key part of communications. But what if we say the wrong thing? What terms should we use or not use? Is our messaging missing the mark? Kim Clark believes communications has a key role in an institution’s DEI policies. And she’s…

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A Message from the Chair: See You in May

Who is ready for May? This Buffalo girl right here! More daylight, flowers in bloom, no more shoveling (hopefully) and most exciting of all, our annual NACCDO-PAMN conference. The conference planning committee has been working hard for months to pull off what is sure to be another NACCDO-PAMN conference to remember. This year marks an…

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Member Spotlight: Nizia Alam

Nizia Alam is a public affairs specialist in the external relations branch of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at the National Cancer Institute. Nizia is the new point of contact for communications professionals across the 72 NCI-designated cancer centers, providing guidance and support on NCI communications initiatives and campaigns, identifying opportunities for collaboration,…

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Physician Outreach Coordinator

Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

Position Summary Position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community healthcare providers to increase referrals, market share, and revenue to the Siteman Cancer Center associated with cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Responsible for understanding the physician referral practices to medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and bone marrow transplantation for the 500-mile service…

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Physician Outreach Coordinator

Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

Position Summary Position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community healthcare providers to increase referrals, market share, and revenue to the Siteman Cancer Center associated with cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Responsible for understanding the physician referral practices to medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and bone marrow transplantation for the 500-mile service…

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Introducing the PAMN Digital Strategies Affinity Group

By Javier De Jesus, Sr. Manager of Web and Digital Initiatives at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University In the dynamic landscape of oncology care in the United States, one cannot overlook the transformative impact of digital health technology on both patients and health care providers. As we navigate this evolving terrain, it becomes increasingly…

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Communications Director

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

This position oversees a broad range of communication and media activities ensuring a consistent communications strategy for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s internal and external audiences. For more information and to apply visit https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T212351&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=

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Exploring the Natural Beauty of Salt Lake City: Hikes to Cecret Lake and Hot Springs

By Audrey Laine Seymour, MBA, Communications Manager at Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Salt Lake City is a nature lover’s paradise. With its stunning landscapes, towering mountains and pristine lakes, the city offers a plethora of hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Two of the most iconic and picturesque destinations in the Salt Lake City area…

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9 Fun and Funky Facts about Salt Lake City

By Meredith Vehar, Director, Communications, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah If you’ve never been to Utah, you may have the impression that it’s dry—in climate, alcohol and excitement. Only the climate part is true. As we prepare for the 2024 NACCDO/PAMN annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, our host, Meredith Vehar,…

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A Message from the Chair: Just Getting Started

Hello friends and colleagues! It has been a busy and exciting few weeks for your PAMN Steering Committee! As I mentioned in my last message to you in September, we gathered for a special in-person, weekend-long meeting in October to continue developing the strategic plan we initiated in late 2021. We left the meeting with…

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Member Spotlight: Erin Hayes

Erin Hayes is internal communications manager at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been a PAMN member for eight years. What led you to work in cancer communications? Before finding my way to the UCSF Cancer Center in 2014, I worked for an academic publisher, a non-profit focused on public health, and…

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The value of the Cancer Center Support Grant in communications

By Matthew Huesser, MBA, DBA, vice president for cancer research administration at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health Out of more than 3,500 cancer centers nationwide, only 72 are currently National Cancer Institute-designated. If your cancer center is NCI-designated or attempting to achieve designation, the Cancer Center Support Grant, or CCSG, tells an incredible…

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Web Design Specialist

Rutgers Cancer Institute/RWJBarnabas Health

The Content Specialist II (Web Design Specialist) develops, enhances and maintains the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the ScreenNJ web sites including content, design, and functionality. Ensures information on Rutgers Cancer Institute and ScreenNJ web sites is current, visually appealing, and user-friendly. Working closely with Office of Communications staff, this individual designs and…

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Member Spotlight: Jane Kollmer

Jane Kollmer is the director for communications at the University of Chicago Health Comprehensive Cancer Center. She joined PAMN in 2018. What led you to work in cancer communications? I kind of fell into working in cancer communications, but I have stayed with it so long because of my personal connection with the purpose and the…

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Content Specialist/Writer

University of Colorado Cancer Center

The University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine is seeking a talented individual to fill the role of a full-time Content Specialist/Writer. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and executing compelling content that is consistent with CU brand messaging. Content development will include – but is not limited to – research, health prevention, clinical…

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Internal Communications Specialist

University of Colorado Cancer Center

The University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine seeks a full-time Internal Communications Specialist who will be a member of the CU School of Medicine shared-services communications team with a primary focus with the CU Cancer Center. The Internal Communications Specialist promotes effective communication and engagement within the CU Cancer Center by developing and implementing…

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External Communications Specialist

University of Colorado Cancer Center

The University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine seeks a full-time External Communications Specialist who will be a member of the CU School of Medicine shared-services communications team with a primary focus with the CU Cancer Center. The External Communications Specialist will enhance the reputation and visibility of the CU Cancer Center by developing and…

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Overheard on AI at #NACCDOPAMN23

By Karen Gehrman, Associate Direction of Communications, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center From chatbots to voice transcription to data review, our centers are already using AI to expedite common processes. Like many of my colleagues, I see AI working its way into my role managing digital communications for cancer at UCSF. At this…

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Member Spotlight: Kanna Rook

Kanna Rook is a associate director of strategic communications at Siteman Cancer Center. She joined PAMN in 2022. What led you to work in cancer communications? I had a background in nonprofit (American Cancer Society) and healthcare communications, so this role at Siteman Cancer Center seemed to be the perfect blend of both – and…

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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…

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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…

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Program Coordinator (Marketing & Communication Spec, PD)

Rutgers Cancer Institute/RWJBarnabas Health

Posting Summary: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Program Coordinator (Marketing & Communications Specialist) Per Diem in Communications at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Per-Diem Marketing & Communications Program Coordinator serves as the primary agent responsible for the design and management of Rutgers Cancer Institute Community Outreach and Engagement…

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Scientific Communications Program Manager, St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN is seeking a Scientific Communications Program Manager to manage a diverse portfolio of projects within the Office of the Cancer Center Director/Executive Vice President. Our mission is to advance research and cures for children with cancer. In this role, you will have…

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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…

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Introducing OncLive®: Partnerships to Build Your Institution’s Brand and Advance Care

By Noelle Stango, Manager, Strategic Alliance Partnerships, OncLive® Over 10 years ago, OncLive® introduced a one-of-a-kind partnership program that highlights the research, faculty, and messaging from top cancer centers across the nation. Today, we are partnered with 40 of the top 50 ranked cancer centers in America! Through a partnership with OncLive®, institutions build their…

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Communications & Marketing Manager

The Wistar Institute

Job Summary: The Communications & Marketing Manager is responsible for writing and editing copy on a wide range of topics for The Wistar Institute. Critical to this staffer’s success is the ability to make complex information accessible to the media, Wistar donors and the lay public. Duties & Responsibility: Reporting to the Vice President of…

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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…

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Science Writer at Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center (Remote)

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center

The senior specialist science writer role focuses on the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, with locations in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. This storyteller will collaborate with a vast community of scientists and physician-scientists to simplify and summarize complex science for internal and external audiences.

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Things to do while in the ATL

By Javier De Jesus, Sr. Manager of Web & Digital Initiatives, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University I remember attending the 2019 NACCDO-PAMN Conference in Oklahoma City and being so nervous when we walked into the joint steering committee to bid as hosts. We distributed packets and custom Winship-labeled Coke bottles (I still have mine),…

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Program Manager – Public Relations

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The ideal candidate will apply a background in medical/healthcare communications to develop and advance Public Relations strategies for priority clinical care and research areas. The position requires independent planning and decision-making skills, respect for confidentiality and effective problem-solving capabilities. This position reports to the Program Director, Public Relations and works with a collaborative, remote-based team…

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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…

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How to Cope When Your Center Gets a New Director

By Jane Kollmer, Director for Communications, University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center We can’t avoid change, but as humans, we are hard-wired to fear it. At my institution, the University of Chicago, change has become the new norm over the past couple of years—and not just because of COVID and The Great Resignation. For…

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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…

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Marketing Manager

Winship Cancer Institute Atlanta, GA

A member of the Communications team at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Marketing team at Emory Healthcare, the Marketing Manager reports to the Winship Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. The Marketing Manager supports the CMCO with planning, developing and executing integrated marketing strategies to grow and protect Winship’s brand awareness and increase cancer…

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Becoming a Leader on Social Media

By Audrey Laine Seymour, Communications Manager at Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center At Mayo Clinic, staff is encouraged to use social media, and training and resources are available to help us use it safely and effectively with confidence. But how do researchers and physicians (or anyone) become leaders on social media when there are millions…

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A Message from the Chair: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I was so excited to turn the calendar to 2023 as we look forward to our upcoming NACCDO-PAMN conference April 24–27 in Atlanta, hosted by the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. The PAMN Steering Committee just returned from our annual winter planning meeting last week, where we focused on fine tuning…

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Associate Director of Public Relations

Winship Cancer Institute Atlanta, GA

The Associate Director of Public Relations at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University manages and implements public relations communications to increase awareness, visibility and positive perceptions of Winship, enhances and protects its brand reputation, informs and engages its stakeholders, promotes its programs and expertise, and advances its lifesaving mission. This role is responsible for helping…

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Benefits of Being on the Exhibit Floor

By Kim Polacek, APR, CPRC, Strategic Communications, Moffitt Cancer Center As we reflect on 2022, I think of all the scientific conferences I attended throughout the year. While I travel for media relations purposes, our marketing team also attends to handle our booth on the exhibit floor of each conference. I often visit them in…

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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…

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Interactive Marketing Assistant (Social Media Specialist)

The Marketing Information Assistant (Social Media Specialist) develops, enhances, and maintains the social media channels for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and ScreenNJ, as well as other interactive marketing activities. Takes photos and creates videos to be utilized on our social media channels, web sites, and in conjunction with our media relations efforts. Provides…

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Sr. Communications Specialist – Public Relations

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Senior Communications Specialist (Communications) reports to the Program Manager (Communications) and provides support for clinical care and research priorities. This position owns key beats for Public Relations (PR) support, including Nursing, Volunteers and Blood Bank, and works closely with a remote team of Clinical Care and Research colleagues to provide PR support and analysis,…

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Sr. Communications Specialist – Public Relations

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Senior Communications Specialist (Communications) reports to the Program Manager (Communications) and provides support for clinical care and research priorities. This position owns key beats for Public Relations (PR) support, including Nursing, Volunteers and Blood Bank, and works closely with a remote team of Clinical Care and Research colleagues to provide PR support and analysis,…

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Program Manager – Public Relations

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The ideal candidate will apply a background in medical/healthcare communications to develop and advance Public Relations strategies for priority clinical care and research areas. The position requires independent planning and decision-making skills, respect for confidentiality and effective problem-solving capabilities. This position reports to the Program Director, Public Relations and works with a collaborative, remote-based team…

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Marketing and Communication Coordinator (Internal Communications)

The person in this role will support/enhance multi-channel, internal communications programming at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and will lead the planning, development and execution of various internal communication efforts to drive cultural change, enhance employee engagement and encourage employee retention. This position will work closely with internal constituents and members of Rutgers Cancer…

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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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A Message from the Chair: Happy Fall!

As we inch closer to Thanksgiving, my thoughts continue to be with those whose holidays will look a lot different this year because of Hurricane Ian. My heart goes out to all who were impacted and who are now left to rebuild their lives, homes and livelihoods in the wake of the storm’s destruction. The…

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Member Spotlight: Anna Megdell

Anna Megdell is the Science Writer and Editor at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. She joined PAMN in 2022. What led you to work in cancer communications? My background is in fiction writing, and I wanted a career that allowed me to use my writing skills to support an organization I believed in…

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Senior Manager – Employee and Patient Communications

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Reporting to the senior director of communications, the senior manager of employee and patient communications oversees communications with our clinical staff, providers and patients and serves as a communications strategist to support a world-class experience for patients and colleagues throughout the organization. The person in this role is responsible for managing and developing a high-performing…

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Marketing Communications Lead, Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center

Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center

Join a high-performing and fun marketing team working on Cancer & Surgery service lines. In collaboration with the cancer and surgery marketing team develop and implement consumer and physician marketing strategy and tactics related to the Cancer and Surgery service lines. Maintain collaborative working relationships with members of the service line administration and physician leadership…

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Senior Marketing/Communications Consultant, Development

OSUCCC Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) senior consultant of development marketing communications drives the strategic planning and implementation of all marketing and communications for cancer program development. In collaboration with the OSUCCC – James marketing consultant, the senior consultant…

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Social Media Coordinator

Moffitt Cancer Center

Come join Moffitt Cancer Center as our Social Media Coordinator. This person develops, directs and implements social media for Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as fully integrates social and traditional media. Along with the Lead Social Media Coordinator, develops and implements tactics for maintaining, promoting and managing crossover between social and traditional media. Utilizes evaluation…

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Lead Social Media Coordinator

Moffitt Cancer Center

Come join Moffitt Cancer Center as the Lead Social Media Coordinator. This position handles overall strategy for and assignment of social media programs and tasks to direct report direct reports. In addition, this person is instrumental in developing and executing strategies specific to the CEO’s social media channels, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.…

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Liaison Office Project Leader (Science/Research)

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The ideal candidate has experience working in a basic science research environment with management of grants, targeted donations, and/or research projects. The ideal candidate has a background in scientific research including an understanding of research funding and basic contract management. Excellent written and oral communication with both a scientific and non-scientific audience, the ability to…

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Welcome Newly Elected Steering Committee Members

Kelly Bird Marketing Strategist University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Kelly is a marketing strategist at the UW Carbone Cancer Center with experience in internal and external communications, data analytics, business development, public relations, lead generation, community outreach, customer service, and advertising. As a service line marketer focused on UW Carbone’s cancer program, she creates…

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2022 Kansas City Conference Recap

The 2022 NACCDO-PAMN annual meeting hosted by The University of Kansas Cancer Center was held April 25-28, 2022, at the Marriott Downtown Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. Attendees from cancer centers across the country came together to share ideas and explore opportunities that will carry us into the next era of cancer research and…

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Planning PAMN’s Future: We Need Your Input

As you may have heard, PAMN is undergoing a strategic planning process. At our recent Annual Conference in Kansas City, we heard from Theresa DiNardo Brown, a former member and friend to PAMN who is helping us map our future with a strategic plan. Her presentation and bio are below. We need you, as a member of…

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Join the PAMN Steering Committee

We’re seeking candidates for six open seats on the steering committee of the Public Affairs & Marketing Network (PAMN) of national cancer centers. If you’re committed to furthering your professional development and that of your fellow PAMN members, and to enhancing understanding of cancer research and care, we invite you to become a candidate for…

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Media Relations Strategist

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is searching for a Media Relations Strategist to help maintain and elevate the reputation of the extraordinary scientific research and patient care at St. Jude through creative and strategic earned, owned and paid media. Responsibilities – Execute tactics from strategic media plans and editorial calendars to generate regional/national/international coverage of St. Jude Children’s…

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Associate Director, Strategic Communication

Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center,

The Associate Director of Strategic Communication is responsible for the development, implementation and measurement of Siteman Cancer Center’s strategic communications plan including media and public relations, issues management, executive communications, advocacy relations, internal communications and integrated marketing communications, across all platforms and channels to reflect Siteman’s tripartite mission of research, clinical care and prevention and…

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Physician Liaison (Sr. or Mid-Level)

Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center,

The Senior Physician Liaison is responsible for enhancing the lines of communication between referring, non-UPHS physicians, CCA Physicians and the Penn Medicine Faculty.  These responsibilities include building and supporting relationships, coordinating and disseminating information about Penn Medicine Clinical Programs, acting as a key resource for internal and external clients and identifying new business opportunities with…

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Multimedia Manager

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

The Multimedia Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to multimedia functions of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Communications and Public Affairs Office. This includes creative storytelling and brand representation to internal and external audiences through online media content and photography/videography. Oversees and manages all aspects of production from pre- to post-…

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Branding, storytelling, inclusion. Just how do cancer center writers cover it all?

Microsoft senior storyteller, Miri Rodriguez, will provide some answers in a pre-conference workshop, “Building Empathy and Inclusion with Storytelling,” at the NAACDO-PAMN conference in Kansas City. Rodriguez has framed the workshop to help new and experienced writers navigate a route to better practices and higher audience engagement. Rodriguez offers this overview of what to expect:…

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Physician-focused Marketing Spotlight: Podcasts

As cancer center marketing and communication professionals, we’re tasked to stay top-of-mind with our audiences and stay ahead of trends. To meet clinicians where they are in their busy lives and to deliver content in a manageable and informative way, podcasts have become an engaging and reliable tactic to deliver timely information to busy physicians…

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Senior Director of Marketing

Fox Chase Cancer Center,

The Senior Director of Marketing leads the day-to-day marketing function for Fox Chase Cancer Center to support its mission and business objectives. The Senior Director also provides marketing strategy and consultation to senior leadership and leads the Fox Chase marketing group. As a member of the Temple Health marketing team, this individual converts the organization’s…

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Assistant Director for Administration

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

APPLY: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Goldblatt-Memorial-Hospital/Assistant-Director-for-Administration_JR13768 The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). The BSD is the largest of four divisions of the University and includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. The UCCCC administers four established scientific programs, and the NCI-sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant provides funding…

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Message from the Chair

Greetings friends and colleagues! Happy New Year! Who is excited for the upcoming NACCDO-PAMN conference in Kansas City? Registration is open, and we are looking forward to seeing you. Please register on the website. Here is what you can look forward to: Preconference Workshop—Building Empathy and Inclusion with Storytelling featuring Miri Rodriguez, VP and executive…

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Affinity Groups: Call for Volunteers

Dear PAMN Community, As we continue to grow as an organization, we want to remain at the forefront of key issues across the cancer landscape. To that end, PAMN has developed six affinity groups. We are looking for volunteer participants to drive these efforts. Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Committee Leader: Matthew Huesser Reducing the…

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Medical Content Writer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As a Medical Content Writer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you will collaborate with subject matter experts to identify, develop, and edit content delivered to patients and families. This individual will develop new content for printed, web, and other communication platforms using evidence-informed standards in patient and family education and health literacy. In this…

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Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center,

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) will occupy a vital position in the development of Fred Hutch’s post-merger brand, reputation, growth and impact.  The CMCO will craft and promote a unified and recognizable brand strategy that evidences Fred Hutch as a national leader not only in cancer research…

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Community Outreach Specialist

Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont,

Be a champion for the UVM Cancer Center and its mission to serve the region through community outreach and education. Assist with planning and coordinate internal and external virtual, hybrid and in-person outreach activities such as conferences, scientific retreats, research slams, and community-based screening and/or educational programs in collaboration and partnership with government, private, educational, philanthropic,…

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Web Content Coordinator

Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center,

The Web Content Coordinator II for Penn Medicine’s Basser Center for BRCA is a specialist in digital marketing and content strategy who excels at creating and managing content (paid and organic) for websites, social media and digital advertising campaigns. In addition to overseeing content creation, this role will provide consultative web project management to ensure…

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Operations & HR Manager

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

Under the direction of the Director for Finance, the Operations & HR Manager supports the daily operations of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC), primarily in the areas of position control, recruitment, onboarding, benefits, HR-Related Workday functions, and Cancer Center Office Operations. https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Operations—HR-Manager_JR13380

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Senior Scientific Writer

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

This position supports the development and management of programmatic initiatives for the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. This includes grant writing/editing for various funding mechanisms (e.g., NCI SPORE grants, Program Project Grants, and other multi-investigator grants). The position will also work closely with the UCCCC Director of Communications and U Chicago Medicine Marketing…

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Media Relations Manager

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center,

The Media Relations Manager provides media outreach and places stories for UCLA’s oncology-focused research and clinical care for the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and partners such as UCLA Health, Broad Stem Cell Research Center at UCLA (BSCRC), Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF) and David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA. The stories will…

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Director of Research Operations

Dartmouth Cancer Center

Lebanon, New Hampshire–Provides leadership, guidance, technical oversight, and regulatory support to faculty, administrators, and staff on a wide range of issues and projects for the administrative lifecycle of research studies within the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center Clinical Research Office. For more information and to apply, please visit https://hitchcock.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=210004GV&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.YZuqwoi9iDU.mailto.

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Medical Writer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is committed to advancing the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. As a Medical Content Writer, you will collaborate with subject matter experts to identify, develop, and edit content delivered to patients and families. This position is responsible for developing new content for printed, web, and other communication platforms…

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Director of Integrated Marketing Communications

Duke Cancer Institute,

Duke Health is hiring for a Director of Integrated Marketing Communications and specifically looking for someone who has experience marketing cancer. In addition to owning the marketing for Duke Cancer Institute, this person will also lead our service line team, which currently includes 2 FTEs. For more information and a job description, follow the “Apply…

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Media Relations Specialist

The Media Relations Specialist will help maximize the visibility and reputation of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund to support a number of significant fundraising events and initiatives by helping strategize and secure print, online and broadcast media coverage for the participants and the event. This role is an integral part of the communications…

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Social Media Specialist

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks a Social Media Specialist to develop, package, and promote compelling content for digital platforms (the center’s website and existing Facebook and Twitter accounts) that advance the image, reputation, and reach of the cancer center. Equally important, the Social Media Specialist will determine which other…

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Digital Marketing Analyst

Overview Ensure that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is maximizing its online footprint, impact and social media efforts by helping to support broader awareness of the Institute’s clinical care, research, and marketing activities online. Uses website analytics, social media analytics, data visualization tools, and careful testing and iteration to help Dana-Farber reach our goals. The Digital Marketing…

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Digital Insights & Analytics Manager

https://careers.dana-farber.org/job/digital-insights-analytics-manager-communications-boston-ma-25314/ Overview Ensure that Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is maximizing its online footprint while creating a positive, memorable experience for website users. Help support broader awareness of the Institute’s clinical care, research, marketing and fundraising activities online. The Manager of Digital Insights and Analytics will be an integral part of Dana-Farber’s ambitious communications and marketing efforts.…

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Welcome to Kansas City!

Ready to arrive in the City of Fountains? Whether you’re returning after a few years or coming to KC for the very first time, there are a few essentials everyone should know. IN THE HEART OF IT ALL Known to many as the Heart of America, Kansas City is in the center of it all—and…

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Employee Communications Specialist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Overview Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of…

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Chief Marketing and Communications Officer – Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Winship Cancer Institute,

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is seeking a Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to provide strategic, operational and fiscal management for branding, marketing, communications, and digital strategy and event planning for the cancer program. The Winship CMCO will work collaboratively with leaders from Emory Healthcare and Emory University to ensure alignment and coordination of positioning, strategies,…

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PAMN Welcomes New Steering Committee Members

We are pleased to announce the election of several new and continuing members to the Public Affairs & Marketing Network (PAMN) Steering Committee. They join the others on our board in helping to shape our organization and in planning for next year’s annual conference in Kansas City. Our thanks go out to them and their…

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Director of Marketing

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Director of Marketing is responsible for the planning, development and execution of marketing strategies for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center service line as well as the development and implementation of multi-channel campaigns and robust analytics to determine ROI. Working with the Executive Director of Marketing – Healthcare, the Director helps execute brand and image strategies,…

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Media Representative and News Analytics Specialist

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Media Representative and News Analytics Specialist combines the core functions of a public information officer with the skills needed to collect and analyze the breadth, depth and impact of news coverage and content engagement achieved by the UCLA Medical News Office. On a day-to-day basis, you will monitor and reports mentions of UCLA Health…

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Senior Media Relations Officer

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

As our Senior Media Relations Officer, you will serve to inform key audiences, including external and internal audiences, about the science and research news of the UCLA Health Sciences and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In this role, you will work with UCLA Health faculty and staff to identify newsworthy scientific story…

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Message from the Chair

It’s that time of year again, friends and colleagues! It’s time to reconnect at the annual NACCDO-PAMN conference. Although we will be coming together this year virtually, we are still coming together—such an accomplishment! I’m excited to connect with long-time friends and see each of you from afar. The steering and joint programing committees have…

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Communications Manager

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Overview The Communications Manager is responsible for the overall development and implementation of communications plans for the Cancer Institute (CI). The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on…

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Director of Marketing

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

The Director of Marketing will be an innovative business leader and partner who will significantly contribute to the purpose and fulfillment of SCCA’s vision and goals by serving as the chief architect and strategist for building and contributing to brand equity for SCCA and our member organizations. A key component of this role will be…

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Employee Communications Manager

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Employee Communications Manager assumes a leadership role in strengthening and expanding Roswell Park’s communications with internal audiences, with a focus on employee communication; develops and implements a comprehensive employee communication plan, including data collection for ongoing communications needs assessments, to support the strategic goals and mission of Roswell Park; continually evaluates the effectiveness of…

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Integrated Marketing Communications Coordinator – Roswell Park Care Network

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Supports the identification, development, integration and execution of successful marketing communication strategies and tactics to all target audiences and through all available media for the Roswell Park Care Network and its community practices and affiliated members. This position serves as a primary liaison between the marketing communications teams of the Roswell Park Care Network-affiliated practices…

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Associate Director for Administration – University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). The BSD is the largest of four Divisions of the University and includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. UCCCC administers four established research programs, and the NCI-sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant provides funding for ten Shared Resources.…

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Digital Marketing Associate

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University is seeking a Digital Marketing Associate to promote the HICCC across a number of digital channels, including our website, social media channels, and leading email marketing campaigns. This position is a great opportunity for someone who is a self-starter and is interested in shaping and owning…

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Congrats, New Steering Committee Members!

We are pleased to announce the election of eight new members and re-election of two to the Public Affairs & Marketing Network (PAMN) Steering Committee. They join the others on our board in helping to shape our organization, including our year-round and 2021 annual conference programming. Our thanks go out to them and their sponsoring…

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Message from the Chair

If this year has taught us anything it is that we can do virtually anything, right? By now, we have settled into Zoom meetings and working in new ways, but we still long for a new normal. Mike and I, along with Leslie and our steering committees, made the difficult decision to pivot to an…

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Director of Marketing, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dartmouth Cancer Center

The Director of Marketing, Cancer will work closely with the Senior Leadership of the Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) and report directly to the Sr. Director/Director for Marketing, Dartmouth-Hitchcock. A key member of the Communications & Marketing department, the Director will develop and implement marketing programs and lead initiatives alongside a diverse…

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Message from the Chair

I’ve been thinking about the theme of our 2021 annual meeting—the work we do matters. You may be like me working from home, going from Zoom to Zoom. Others of us might be trying to balance a little of both or going back to the office full-time, taking on new challenges each day.  No matter…

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Cancer Centers Launch Virtual Lecture Series to Continue Collaborations During Pandemic 

Cancer Centers Launch Virtual Lecture Series to Continue Collaborations During Pandemic 

With in-person oncology conferences canceled due to the COVID pandemic, many cancer researchers have tuned in to virtual meetings, such as the two-part American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference and the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), among other cancer centers, also made the leap…

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Senior Manager, Communications

University of Rochester Medical Center Wilmot Cancer Institute

Senior Manager, Communications University of Rochester Medical Center, Wilmot Cancer Institute Looking to join a team at a fast-growing, dynamic cancer institute with leading-edge research in pursuit of NCI designation? The University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking an experienced and collaborative strategist to lead the Communications team at its Wilmot Cancer Institute. Wilmot is…

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Media Training and Strategy

Judy Fortin, Executive Director of Communications at UCLA Health and an award-winning former broadcast journalist, recently presented a webinar on media training for scientific experts. The webinar was tailored to cancer communicators to give you the expertise to become an internal media training expert at your own cancer center in lieu of pricey training offered…

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Message from the Chair

Just like many of you, I sometimes wake up to the Facebook message, “you have memories to look back on.” I always click it in hopes of seeing funny a picture of my kids or a cherished memory with friends and family.  One that popped up for me last week, was this photo of me…

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PAMN Survey

Our world has turned upside down.  Our marketing and communication plans have been sidelined and new messaging had to be written and disseminated throughout our organizations.  We are living in limbo wondering if we have many more months of this disruption, isolation and worry.   When will I be able to travel again?  When will I…

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Message from the Chair: Times – and People – Like These

The pandemic has been extraordinarily disruptive, we all know. But if this 2018 study is correct – that in times of turmoil we tend to reveal our true selves – then I’m happy to report that planners of the NACCDO-PAMN Annual Meeting are some of the smartest, most caring people I know. Together, we made…

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How PAMN member institutions are helping the cancer community through the COVID-19 pandemic

Timely communication has never been more important than during the COVID-19 crisis currently impacting our health care systems and our daily lives. PAMN member institutions have been quick to respond to support our overwhelmed healthcare system and research and patient care communities as they navigate an unprecedented number of challenges. The role of communications, marketing…

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Marketing Manager – UH Seidman Cancer Center

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland has an open position for a Marketing Manager. This position grows patient volume and generates incremental revenue for the UH system for priority service lines. Working with their clinical and administrative teams, the Marketing Manager will use a multi-channel marketing strategy to help the service line reach their…

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Director of Media Relations, UCLA Health

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

UCLA Health is seeking a highly-qualified Director of Media Relations who understands health care communications and can develop a media strategy that enhances national and international awareness while increasing the overall effectiveness of the Communications department. If you’re interested, please apply on line: https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/10711758/director-of-media-relations-westwood-los-angeles-ca/

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Join the PAMN Steering Committee

We’re seeking candidates for nine open seats on the NCI Public Affairs and Marketing Network Steering Committee. If you’re committed to furthering your professional development, that of your colleagues and your fellow PAMN members, and to enhancing understanding of cancer research and care, we invite you to become a candidate for a term running from…

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PAMN Steering Committee Welcomes New Member

The newest member of the Public Affairs & Marketing Network (PAMN) Steering Committee is Javier De Jesus. Learn more about him below. Javier “Javi” De Jesus is the senior manager of Web & Digital Initiatives at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. In his current role, De Jesus coordinates and implements all…

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Message from the Chair: Contributing to Cancer’s Decline

The New Year arrived with exciting news: In 2019, we witnessed the biggest single-year reduction in cancer rates since record-keeping began 90 years ago. As The Associated Press reported, “the drop in deaths seems to have been accelerated by recent lung cancer treatment advances.” Our researchers and clinicians led the way, of course. Let’s also acknowledge…

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Media Relations Assistant

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Media Relations Assistant for the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey to complement a growing team! The Assistant will draft press releases, media advisories, and blogs about the Cancer Center’s faculty grants/achievements, programs and events and will assist…

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Content Specialist

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY, is hiring! Description of Duties:  The Content Specialist tells the overarching Roswell Park story in a journalistic way, through the services and programs provided at the cancer center. The Content Specialist also develops content across digital platforms, including Roswell Park websites, landing pages, social media, email marketing,…

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Message from the Chair: Don’t wait until it’s too late

Room is running out for the 2020 NACCDO-PAMN Annual Conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake, in Ontario, Canada. We want you to be there as we take over the tourist destination from May 18-21. Learn more, and register. And don’t miss this fun video by our fantastic conference host, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Conference topics will include:…

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Avoiding Annual Report Anxiety

by Meredith Vehar, MPA Associate Director of Communications Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah You know it’s fall when the air is crisper, sunlit days are shorter, leaves turn…and annual report anxieties elevate. Where did the time go? Who said that quote? Was that event even this year? For those of us on…

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Tips For Traveling to Canada for NACCDO-PAMN 2020

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is excited to welcome our colleagues and friends at Niagara-on-the-Lake for the 30th anniversary of the NACCDO-PAMN conference. Never traveled to Canada? Don’t worry, we have you covered. First, make sure you have a valid passport! Watch the video below for some additional tips, click here for travel information from…

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Congrats, New Steering Committee Members!

We are pleased to announce the election of five new members to the Public Affairs & Marketing Network (PAMN) Steering Committee. Learn more about them below! Lindsey Gruenberg, Marketing and Communications Manager, Weill Cornell Medicine Lindsey Gruenberg leads the development and implementation of a strategic marketing and communications plan supporting the clinical and research endeavors…

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Message from the Chair: 2020 vision and beyond

Our thanks go out to all attendees of NACCDO-PAMN 2019 in Oklahoma City, hosted by Stephenson Cancer Center at The University of Oklahoma. We’ve received good feedback about the quality of the content and conference overall – momentum we’ll continue as we set our sights on 2020. Next year’s conference will be at Niagara-on-the-Lake, in…

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Making the Transition from News to PR

Compiled by University of Mississippi Medical Center Public Affairs writers The transition from writing for a news organization to working for an academic medical center is more seamless than it first appears. Several former news reporters, editors and photographers identified these differences and similarities. Similarities: AP style still rules. Most stories and videos are produced…

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Charles Mullighan named St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center Deputy Director

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center has appointed Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS, MD, deputy director. In this new position, Mullighan will help guide precision medicine, preclinical and other strategic research initiatives for the center, which is the nation’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. He…

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Imaging in Cancer Immunotherapy Research Symposium

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host the Imaging in Cancer Immunotherapy Annual Research Symposium Friday, March 29, in Memphis, Tennessee. Experts from St. Jude and other leading institutions will present a series of lectures on the background and current state of immunotherapy, as well as new innovations and the future of imaging in immunotherapy.…

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Cancer Center Headlines

Check out some of the latest news coverage from some of our member centers.   Jefferson to pursue purchase of Fox Chase Cancer Center Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Proton therapy arrives in Georgia Winship Cancer Center $75M gift to establish new center for blood cancers NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center $20M gift boosts multiple…

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Message from the Chair: Have you noticed?

I can understand if you thought PAMN’s annual conference was the only opportunity for members to network and learn. It is the highlight our calendar. Unfortunately, that also would mean you’ve been missing out on our great programming year round. If you haven’t noticed, here are some ways PAMN aims to help you become a…

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How do you stack up against your peers? Find out.

Learning how your marketing and communications team compares nationally to your peers (and competitors) is more than just an interesting exercise. The answers could provide the rationale you need to get more resources. The data is available to all healthcare marketing and communications leaders who participate in a benchmarking study led by Cleveland Clinic and…

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And the winner is …

Congratulations to PAMN member Kira Bayley, a special events associate at City of Hope National Medical Center, for winning an Amazon Echo smart speaker. Kira won a random drawing of PAMN members who had activated their myPAMN profiles by Jan. 1. If you haven’t activated yours yet, here’s how. It’s the best way to access insights…

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Nurse Navigators as Collaborators: with Patients, Providers and Marketers

At an academic medical center, where physicians, nurses, researchers, and teachers all work in unison, patients have better access to the latest medical breakthroughs and clinical trials. However, the benefits of more advanced care and true collaboration between disciplines also bring a larger, more complicated health system for patients to navigate. To help patients maneuver…

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Associate Director of Marketing, NYU Langone Health

New York, NY

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children’s hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is…

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Associate Director of Marketing, NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children’s hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is…

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Internal Communications Specialist

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

The Internal Communications Specialist will join the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center’s versatile communication team in support of internal-facing communication functions. The person in this role will be responsible for enhancing the existing approach to internal communications while developing an overarching strategy that engages our researchers, clinicians and trainees. More information available at http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/166175/internal_communications_specialist

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Senior Public Relations Representative

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

The Public Relations Representative Senior will join the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center’s versatile communication team in support of a variety of external-facing communication functions. The person in this role will be responsible for telling the stories of our researchers, care providers and patients to the media and other audiences. More info available at…

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Digital Content Strategist

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Manages content strategy for St. Jude digital properties with an emphasis in clinical care, research and education. Works with staff within Communications and other departments on concepts, digital project development, and multimedia materials. Eight years of professional experience in developing or managing written and/or multimedia materials, including three years on medical, scientific or health care…

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Training Physicians on Twitter: 8 Lessons Learned

A few years ago, our social media team instituted a formal physician Twitter training program. We knew how valuable this could be for our brand, and a recent Social Oncology Report emphasized and confirmed that fact. We’ve experienced some exciting successes in this endeavor, but we’ve also had many, many lessons learned. 1. Market your…

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PAMN Admins: Update Your myPAMN Membership List

It’s time to update those membership lists! The myPAMN portal has a member directory that can be searched by institution and individual member. It’s important that the directory is kept up to date because it serves as our distribution list for all PAMN email communication. It’s also an important perk for PAMN members to be…

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Upcoming Webinar! Cut Through the Clutter: Getting the Attention of Oncologists With Content

Join your fellow PAMN members at noon EST Dec. 13 for the webinar “Cut Through the Clutter: Getting the Attention of Oncologists With Content,” sponsored by Doximity.  How do you grab a physician’s attention digitally? They’re incredibly busy, and with medical knowledge doubling every 3.5 years, it’s tough to keep up. Dr. Amit Phull is the…

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Raising the Profile and Impact of Cancer Clinical Trials

Citing problems with participation, costs, exclusion criteria, and trial visibility, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has made clinical trials a key focus area this year and is challenging its network of designated cancer centers to improve the numbers and diversity of patients who participate in clinical trials. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is rising…

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The Value of Patient Testimonials

Testimonials are an important way to share with patients and the public the value of therapeutic clinical trials and other care that our cancer centers provide. Equally important, such stories give patients a platform for sharing their journeys from diagnosis to survivorship, offering encouragement to others who face similar obstacles ahead. Not everyone sees it…

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CAR T-cell Therapy: Harnessing the Body’s Immune System to Fight Cancer

Join PAMN members at noon CST Oct. 9 to kick off the organization’s Webinar series with “CAR T-cell Therapy: Harnessing the Body’s Immune System to Fight Cancer,” sponsored by Doximity. The Webinar features Dr. Joseph McGuirk, division director of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapeutics (HMCT) at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. He also serves…

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Web Content Coordinator

University of Mississippi Medical Center

As a member of the UMMC Office of Web Strategy, this person will be responsible for managing web development projects, writing and editing content for UMMC’s internal and external web presences, and effecting website updates via a content management system (CMS). Apply: https://careers.umc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=767764

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Time to Renew Your PAMN Institutional Membership

Have you renewed your PAMN membership? Remember the $350 membership fee is per institution, giving its entire marketing and communications team access to these and other PAMN benefits: Membership communications. Real-time networking and other opportunities to interact with and learn from fellow marketing and communications experts in oncology Exclusive members portal. Access to myPAMN and…

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Sending Thanks and Well Wishes to Melinda and Cody!

Many thanks to Melinda Sommerfeld and Cody Cassidy for their work on the PAMN Steering Committee. Sommerfeld resigned from the PAMN Steering Committee this spring when she left Nebraska Medicine as a media strategist to pursue a new opportunity outside of healthcare. Cassidy resigned after leaving the University of Arizona Cancer Center as director of…

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Message from the Chair: OKC is the place to be

What do professional development, networking, mechanical-bull riding and a haunted hotel have in common? … Oklahoma City, site of PAMN’s next annual conference! Planning is underway for the April 8-11 event, which will include sessions for digital communicators, crisis communications managers, and healthcare marketers and strategists, to name a few of our niche audiences. Unlike…

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Congratulations to New PAMN Steering Committee Member, Kathleen McCool

Kathleen McCool, employee communications manager at Michigan Medicine, has been elected to the Public Affairs and Marketing Network Steering Committee (PAMN). McCool joined Michigan Medicine two and half years ago after serving in a similar capacity at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. As a Steering Committee member she will help plan, coordinate and deliver content…

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Call for Steering Committee Nominations!

We’re seeking candidates for a seat on the PAMN Steering Committee. If you’re committed to furthering your professional development and that of your fellow PAMN members and to enhancing understanding of cancer research and care, we invite you to become a candidate. (While the Steering Committee works hard, we also have a lot of fun!)…

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Registering on the myPAMN Portal

Take advantage of our online member directory, job listings and more! Take a few minutes to set up your new login and start exploring. Current PAMN Members If your institution is a current PAMN member, and you are an existing individual member, then you should already be in our system. Follow the few simple steps…

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Senior Medical News Writer/Content Strategist

This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Digital Marketing and Communications and works closely with other staff and some faculty in planning, developing and executing content needs for Siteman Cancer Center. Content development will include – but is not limited to – research, cancer prevention, health and wellness and clinical topics. This position will…

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Camaraderie in the Cancer World: A PAMN Principle

CHICAGO – Writing from the press room of AACR’s annual meeting, I’m surrounded by reminders that what we do as cancer center communicators and marketers is a team effort. Present are colleagues from UCSF, the University of Colorado, Dana-Farber, Mass General, Mayo, the University of Michigan, Moffitt, NYU Langone, UNC, UPenn, UPMC, Roswell Park and…

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Meet the Directors

At this year’s Annual Meeting, NACCDO and PAMN asked Roy Jensen, director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, and Gary Gilliland of our host, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to serve on the Directors’ Panel. They talked about the importance of communications and philanthropy and of research innovation and NIH funding. A few of…

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In the Eye of the Storm, Will You Be Ready?

Crista Latham and Brette Peyton of MD Anderson and Lisa Worley of the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center shared their stories about weathering hurricanes Harvey and Irma with limited communications channels, human resources or hospital access for staff and patients. Sylvester Cancer Center closed for five days during Irma but utilized every means of…

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Brand Journalism: It’s Up To Us

With the stunning deterioration of traditional newsrooms and the related erosion of medical and science journalism, public relations professionals are increasingly expected to create and distribute their own content and build their own audiences. Nicole Fawcett of the University of Michigan and Jill Chadwick of the University of Kansas presented fascinating examples of how to…

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Do You Know Your National Partners?

In an enlightening session at our April Annual Conference called “Working with External Partners,” Kristin Ludwig of ASCO, Melanie Martinez Santos of the NCI, Rachel Salis-Silverman of AACR and Chris Zurawsky of AACI emphasized that we all have mutual interests, including an understanding of the value of federally-funded cancer research and an interest in increasing…

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It’s All About Integrity: National Cancer Institute’s Tips on Communicating About Science

At our 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle, National Cancer Institute (NCI) communications experts Sona Thakkar and Carmen Phillips provided sage advice on how to tell your cancer center’s research stories without losing credibility. Some takeaways: The fundamentals: The integrity of the science is the core principle Information should be timely and accurate Be a consistent…

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Medical/Science Writer – The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

Do you like telling compelling stories? Translating difficult concepts into something everyone loves to read? The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research is looking for a medical/science writer, someone that can help tell our stories to the general public. It’s a great position working with a team of skilled communicators and located in downtown…

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Public Relations Department Manager – AACR

The American Association for Cancer Research is seeking a Manager within its Public Relations department. Visit the open positions online to inquire. https://www.cancercareers.org/jobs/3310202-manager-public-relations-at-american-association-for-cancer-research

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Director of Communications – University of Illinois Cancer Center

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is embarking on a period of reorganization to become one of the nation’s leading innovative community-based cancer centers. The UI Cancer Center is seeking a Director of Communications to direct the organization’s internal and external communications and marketing activities.

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Join Us for a Jam-Packed Pre-Conference Workshop

The Public Affairs & Marketing Network is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network (MCSMN) to offer a condensed and customized version of Mayo’s Social Media Residency program as a half-day preconference workshop on Monday, March 26 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The pre-conference workshop will feature highlights of the Social…

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Strut Your Cancer Center Stuff before Seattle

Next month, professionals from across the nation will arrive in Seattle to learn, share, socialize and network with peers from various NCI or AACI organizations. Wouldn’t it be grand if we had a little preview of everyone prior to arrival?  We think so and are asking our attendees to take a photo — in branded…

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Exciting News as PAMN Goes 2.0

With the ever-changing landscape of technology, UX experience and best practices, PAMN recently embarked on a new website revamp to better serve our members today and into the future. We understand you are busier than ever and promise the new site will make life as a PAMN member easier, more enjoyable and provide a new…

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NCI Wants Your Input

If you are familiar with PDQ (and even if you are not), NCI wants your input! We are forming a PDQ focus group and welcome you to join. There is no travel involved, as meetings will take place remotely. We are looking for a diverse group of members to include those currently using PDQ on…

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Perlmutter Cancer Center Launches Redesigned Website

NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center has launched a redesigned patient care website to better serve patients, enhance the cancer center’s brand and highlight patient-centered clinical care and support services. The updated site assists users in many ways, including providing patients access to clinical trials related to their diagnosis and current news from the center.…

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Siteman Cancer Center Opens New Flagship Hospital

With a new, state-of-the-art bed tower, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aims to enhance the care and comfort of oncology patients who require hospitalization. The high-rise, located at Siteman’s main location on the Washington University Medical Campus, consolidates and expands existing inpatient services. It also complements…

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KU Cancer Center Launches Weekly Facebook Live Series

On Jan. 31, 2018, The University of Kansas Cancer Center kicked off its new Facebook Live series, Bench To Bedside. Episodes will air weekly through April 2018. Roy Jensen, MD, hosts a different guest each week to discuss recent advances in cancer research and innovative new therapies. The goal is to provide KU Cancer Center…

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Associate Director of Marketing

New York, NY

NYU Langone Health is hiring an Associate Director of Marketing for Clinical Trials Recruitment. This position is responsible for leading recruitment marketing efforts for high-impact clinical trials at NYU Langone containing recruitment marketing requirements including, but not limited to, recruitment advertising and media buying and the development of recruitment collateral. This individual, under direction and…

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Director of Communications and Media Relations

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Plantation, FL

The Director of Communications and Media Relations for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, develops, directs and oversees implementation of media strategies that align with the programmatic and business goals of the cancer center, and other related service lines. The…

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Director of Communications

University of Illinois Cancer Center Chicago, IL

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is embarking on a period of reorganization to become one of the nation’s leading innovative community-based cancer centers. The UI Cancer Center is seeking a Director of Communications to direct the organization’s internal and external communications and marketing activities.