Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE)
Cancer Outcomes Research & Education Program
Yawkey, Suite 10B
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
A gift may be made to the Mass General Cancer Center in support of the Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE). Gifts can be made online or mailed to the MGH Development Office, attention: Meagan Coons, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Checks should be made payable to MGH Cancer Center. Please reference fund 222448. Make a gift.
Explore the Cancer Outcomes Research & Education Program
The Cancer Outcomes Research and Program (CORE) is a unique, collaborative research team with members from oncology, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, and psychology. CORE's breadth of experience as investigators and clinicians enables the team to integrate multiple perspectives into a transdisciplinary research platform.
We conduct innovative research and educational programs to improve the experience and outcomes of patients and caregivers across the continuum of cancer care.
Our objectives are to:
- Increase health behaviors that reduce cancer risk and incidence.
- Improve care delivery, symptoms, and quality of life for patients and caregivers throughout their illness.
- Enhance the physical and psychosocial experience of cancer survivors.
By advancing the science of cancer care, we will ensure that all individuals affected by cancer receive the highest quality, state-of-the-art care that is personalized to their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
- Cancer Prevention and Screening
- Behavioral Health and Self Care
- Symptom Management
- Palliative Care
- Health Disparities and Inequities
- Training and education
Education & Training
Annual Workshop on Methods in Supportive Oncology Research
Please stay tuned for details on our 2020 workshop. CORE faculty will host junior investigators from around the world for a week-long intensive workshop in supportive oncology research. This annual workshop provides an overview of fundamental methods in supportive oncology research, such as study designs, qualitative and survey methods, and approaches to data analysis.
CORE is a unique, collaborative research team with members from oncology, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, and psychology.
- Clinical Director of Thoracic Oncology
- Co-Director, Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program
- Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
- Program Director, Center for Psychiatric Oncology & Behavioral Sciences
- Co-Director, Cancer Outcomes Research & Education Program
- Associate Professor of Psychology
NEJM: Early palliative care for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.
In this video, lead authors Jennifer Temel, MD and Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH discuss the findings of this landmark study.
A Decade of Discovery at the Mass General Cancer Center
In this video, meet three individuals, including Jennifer Temel, MD, who have a gift for developing the Everyday Amazing relationships that make the Mass General Cancer Center so special.
Team Photos & Highlights
September 2019 MGH Palliative Care and Geriatrics Medicine Grand Rounds
CORE member Nneka Ufere, MD, presented her work “End-Of-Life Care with End-Stage Liver Disease” at the MGH Palliative Care and Geriatrics Medicine Grand Rounds.
2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
CORE members (l-r) Areej El-Jawahri, MD, Daniel Lage, MD, Jamie Jacobs, PhD, Joseph Greer, PhD, Jennifer Temel, MD, and Ryan Nipp, MD at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Vicki Jackson appointed as inaugural incumbent of the Blum Family Endowed Chair in Palliative Care
(l-r) MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD; Marjorie Blum; Betty Ann Blum; CORE faculty member Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH; and Physician-in-Chief Katrina Armstrong celebrating Dr. Jackson’s appointment as the inaugural incumbent of the Blum Family Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, September 13, 2018.
1st Annual “Bridging the Divide: Mental Health and Cancer Care” Symposium
Members of CORE and the MGH Center of Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences (l-r) Donna Greenberg, MD, Amy Corveleyn, MSW, LICSW, Carlos Fernandez-Robles, MD, Kelly Irwin, MD, and Joseph Greer, PhD, at the 1st Annual “Bridging the Divide: Mental Health and Cancer Care” Symposium in May 2017.
“the one hundred” 2017
(l-r) Sanja Percac-Lima, MD with CORE faculty members Inga Lennes, MD, Elyse Park, PhD, Areej El-Jawahri, MD, and Kelly Irwin, MD at the MGH Cancer Center’s “the one hundred” 2017 gala on June 15, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Dr. Daniel Lage named a 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation Medical Student Rotation Award
CORE Director Jennifer Temel, MD and CORE faculty member Areej El-Jawahri, MD with CORE member Daniel Lage, MD (center) at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lage is a 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation Medical Student Rotation Award recipient.
Dr. Jennifer Temel awarded 2017 Award for Excellence in Scientific Research
Jennifer Temel, MD receives the 2017 Award for Excellence in Scientific Research from the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Relay for Life 2017
CORE research team members at Relay for Life 2017 in East Boston, MA.
Lauren Fields awarded “Best Student Poster” at 2017 American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference
Research assistant Lauren Fields presents a poster at the 2017 American Psychosocial Oncology Society annual conference in Orlando, FL. Lauren was awarded “Best Student Poster” at the conference.
2018 MGH Clinical Research Day
CORE research coordinators at the 2018 MGH Clinical Research Day.
News & Announcements
Dr. Temel received the American Cancer Society Research Professorship
Co-Director of CORE, Jennifer Temel, MD, was one of four cancer investigators to receive the American Cancer Society Research Professorship, the most prestigious research grant made by the American Cancer Society Extramural Grants program. Researchers are selected for the professorship based on their history of pioneering, influential work that’s continuing to change the direction of cancer research and on their track record of mentoring people who have become successful in cancer research. This professorship is a lifelong designation, and the grant provides 5 years of funding and may be renewed once. This is also the second time in the history of the American Cancer Society that this award has ever been given to a supportive care researcher. We are so proud of all your work, Jennifer. Congratulations!
Dr. Amonoo awarded the 2020 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award
Hermioni Amonoo, MD, MPP, was awarded the Harold Amos Diversity Award from Harvard Medical School during a virtual ceremony on June 9, 2020. The Harold Amos Diversity Award has been established to recognize Harvard Medical School/ Harvard School of Dental Medicine faculty who have made significant achievements in moving Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine toward being a diverse and inclusive community. Awardees have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity above and beyond the routine role and responsibilities.
Dr. Greer presented with The Ruth McCorkle Research Mentorship Award
Co-Director of CORE, Joe Greer, PhD, FAPOS, was awarded The Ruth McCorkle Research Mentorship Award by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) during their 17th Annual Meeting that was conducted virtually March 11-13, 2020. The Ruth McCorkle Research Mentorship Award honors an APOS or community member who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to making a significant positive impact on their mentees’ education and career, nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance, and positive role-modeling in the field of psychosocial oncology. Congratulations, Joe!
Dr. Jacobs received The American Psychosocial Oncology Society’s New Investigator Award
Jamie Jacobs, PhD, was awarded the New Investigator Award by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) during their 17th Annual Meeting that was conducted virtually March 11-13, 2020. The New Investigator Award is presented for outstanding research contributions in psychosocial oncology. Congratulations, Jamie!