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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!)…

Log In to the New myPAMN Portal

Our new website went live just a few months ago, and we were excited to share with you at our annual conference in Seattle all the features of the new-and-improved myPAMN portal. Now, we want you to take advantage of our new member directory, job listings and more! Take a few minutes to set up…

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…

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…

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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