About CCEE

Our Mission

Ensuring the work and research of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center reduce cancer burden and inequity for all Massachusetts residents.

The Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement (CCEE) partners with organizations across the state to address cancer disparities and increase access to cancer care. We work to connect DF/HCC research faculty directly with communities to bridge the gap of access between researchers/providers and community members. We believe that the bi-directional relationship between communities and institutions that provide cancer care is essential to reducing cancer disparities in our state.

Through our partnerships with organizations and communities, we aim to facilitate the dissemination of DF/HCC research findings and evidence-based programs to benefit all communities across the state. We are also dedicated to linking communities with the resources available across the DF/HCC member institutions. Where possible, we seek to support the ongoing efforts of community, faith-based, and state-wide organizations working to address cancer inequity.

Community Engagement Advisory Board

Our Community Engagement Advisory Board is made up community and health advocates from across Massachusetts, including:

Milagros Abreu - Latino Health Insurance Program, Framingham, MA

Susan Chaityn-Lebovits - Boston Cancer Support, Boston, MA

Anita Cristie - Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA

Thomas Farrington - Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), Quincy, MA

Stephanie Harriston Diggs - Boston Community Advocate, Boston, MA

Kris Kim - American Cancer Society, New England

Jennifer Potter - Fenway Community Health Center, Boston, MA

Lamont Scott - Men of Color Health Awareness (M.O.C.H.A), Springfield, MA

Victor Shopov - Harvard Catalyst, Boston, MA

Risa Silverman - Western Mass. Health Equity Network, Amherst, MA

Sam Wong - City of Framingham, Public Health Department, Framingham, MA