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Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE)

The Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE) conducts innovative research and educational programs to improve the experience and outcomes of patients and caregivers across the continuum of cancer care.
CORE Team Members
CORE Team Members

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The Cancer Outcomes Research and Education 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.

Mission Statement

Our interdisciplinary team is committed to pioneering research and education, shaped by the insights of patients and caregivers, to humanize health care and enhance the journey and outcomes of those impacted by cancer throughout their care trajectory.

Our objectives are to:

  1. Increase health behaviors that reduce cancer risk and incidence.
  2. Improve care delivery, symptoms, and quality of life for patients and caregivers throughout their illness.
  3. Enhance the physical and psychosocial experience of cancer survivors.

By advancing the science and practice 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.

Program Areas

  • Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Health Outcomes
  • Behavioral Health and Self-Care
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening
  • Caregiving
  • Care Transitions and End-of-Life Care
  • Communication and Decision-Making
  • Digital Health
  • Health Disparities and Inequities
  • Palliative and Geriatric Care
  • Survivorship
  • Symptom Monitoring and Management
  • Training and Mentoring in Oncology Research
Learn more about our areas of research

Education & Training

CORE faculty, in collaboration with researchers and educators at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, host multiple training workshops for junior investigators from around the world:

  • Workshop on Research Methods in Supportive Oncology is a week-long intensive workshop for early-career investigators in supportive oncology research. This annual workshop provides an overview of fundamental methods in protocol development, such as study designs, qualitative and survey methods, and approaches to data analysis. For more information and to apply, please refer to:
  • Academic Career Skills for Junior Faculty: Leadership, Collaboration and Resilience is a three-day workshop to support junior faculty, who are funded by the National Cancer Institute, in maintaining long-term productivity in their research careers. The workshop focuses on enhancing skills in leadership, mentoring, and collaborating as well as managing the social and emotional challenges of a research career. For more information and to apply, please refer to:


Research Highlights

Team Photos & Highlights

Volunteer/Collaboration Opportunities

If you would like to contact the CORE program to inquire about volunteer or collaboration opportunities, please contact us here.


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