About Us

Public Affairs and Marketing Network

Our Mission

The Public Affairs and Marketing Network 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. 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.


  • Membership

    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. 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.

    Members of the Steering Committee will be elected to two-year terms by a majority vote of all Network members. 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 his/her 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 serve 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.
  • Subcommittees

    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.
  • Member Institutions

    Abramson Cancer Center - University of Pennsylvania
    Arizona Cancer Center - University of Arizona
    The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii - University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Cancer Therapy & Research Center - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center - Case Western Reserve University
    Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center - University of California at Irvine
    City of Hope National Medical Center - Beckman Research Institute
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
    Duke Cancer Institute
    Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center - Baylor College of Medicine
    Albert Einstein Cancer Research Center
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Greenebaum Cancer Center - University of Maryland
    Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center - The University of Iowa
    Hollings Cancer Center - Medical University of South Carolina
    Huntsman Cancer Institute - University of Utah
    Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
    Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center - Columbia University
    The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center
    Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center - University of California Los Angeles
    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute - Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Kimmel Cancer Center - Thomas Jefferson University
    David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University
    Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center - Northwestern University
    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - University of Texas
    Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota
    Massey Cancer Center - Virginia Commonwealth University
    Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida
    Moores Cancer Center University of California, San Diego
    Norris Cotton Cancer Center - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    NYU Cancer Institute - New York University Medical Center
    Comprehensive Cancer Center - The Ohio State University
    OHSU Knight Cancer Institute - Oregon Health & Science University
    Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Salk Institute Cancer Center
    Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
    Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Siteman Cancer Center - Washington University School of Medicine
    Stanford Cancer Center - Stanford University
    Stephenson Cancer Center - University of Oklahoma
    UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center - University of Alabama at Birmingham
    UC Davis Cancer Center - University of California, Davis
    UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of Colorado Cancer Center
    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
    University of Nebraska Medical Center/Eppley Cancer Center
    University of Southern California - Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
    UVA Cancer Center - University of Virginia
    University of Wisconsin - Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
    Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Winship Cancer Institute - Emory University
    The Wistar Institute
    Yale Cancer Center