Get Involved

Serve as an advisor or partner on cancer research and initiatives

The COE team standing in an inflatable colon

Community members can serve as advisors or partners in cancer research and initiatives. Please see the sections below for more information. Complete our interest form to let us know how you want to make a difference. If you have any questions, please contact

Community Advisory Board

Our Community Advisory Board guides our leaders and researchers on research and community initiatives. Board members include:

  • Community members
  • Cancer survivors
  • Care partners
  • Community organizations
  • Research and healthcare partners

The group meets quarterly each January, April, July, and October via Zoom for 90 minutes. If you are interested in joining the Board, please complete our interest form.

Community Engagement Studios

Community Engagement Studios are meetings where researchers share research plans with community members. The members can then give feedback on ways to make the research better. For example, breast cancer survivors can provide input on ways to make a clinical trial easier on patients with breast cancer.

We invite community members with lived experience to provide their advice. Please join our notification list about upcoming Studios – no experience needed!

Community Research Ambassadors Together Ending Cancer (CREATE)

Our CREATE program allows cancer survivors and care partners to participate more in our research by serving as Community Research Ambassadors. Through CREATE, Ambassadors use their lived experience to:

  • Serve on research committees
  • Partner with researchers on their studies
  • Review research grant applications and more

Ambassadors choose how long and which activities to take part in. No research experience is needed, and we provide training! If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please complete our interest form.

State Cancer Coalitions

Both New Hampshire and Vermont have state cancer coalitions. These are volunteer groups of community members and public health partners who care about reducing the impact of cancer in their state. Together, coalition members develop goals and plans to collaborate on community cancer initiatives.

New Hampshire Cancer Partnership

Dartmouth Cancer Center manages the New Hampshire coalition with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. If you want to get involved, please complete our interest form, and we will add you to the coalition mailing list.

Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer (VTAAC)

Vermont's coalition has a variety of opportunities for community members and representatives to get involved. Task Forces focus on topics such as skin cancer and lung cancer screening. If you want to get involved, please complete the Membership Form on their website.