The Tisch Cancer Institute

Our Community

The Tisch Cancer Institute is committed to serving our neighboring communities by providing cancer prevention, screening, and education services, as well as treatment. Working together with community leaders, we ensure that the latest treatments advanced through our research discoveries and healthcare initiatives benefit the communities we serve. Additionally, we continually educate our scientists and physicians about the cultural and societal challenges faced by these communities.

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) established in 1999, composed of cancer survivors and community organizations provides members with recommendations for grant applications. The board has succeeded in developing numerous community health events and affiliations.  Our shared mission with the Cancer Care Accelerator Group, comprising community members and key stakeholders, is to identify and prioritize key challenges of and potential solutions for cancer disparities and accelerate health equity.

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Lay Health Educators
  • Local Community Board Members
  • Local Community Organizations
  • NYCHA Tenant Association

  • Cancer Advocates (Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Prostate, Liver and Blood Cancers)
  • Cancer Foundations
  • Cancer Researchers
  • Cancer Survivors
  • NYC Department of Health
  • NYS Department of Health
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Faith-based Organization

  • Nina Bickell, MD, MPH
  • Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD
  • Angela Diaz, MD
  • Lina Jandorf, MA
  • Eimear Kenny, PhD
  • Jenny Lin, MD
  • Amee Lucas, MD
  • Sarah Miller, PhD
  • Nihal Mohammed, PhD
  • Ponni Perumalswami, MD
  • Keith Sigel, MD
  • Cardinale Smith, MD
  • Juan Wisnivesky, MD, DrPH
  • Jeffrey Weiss, PhD

We need your input!
Please complete our Community Needs Assessment Survey
If you live in the East Harlem, Central Harlem, or Upper East Side communities, we invite you to complete our Community Needs Assessment Survey.  Your responses will help us understand the cancer challenges in your community. Thank you in advance for your participation. (Survey coming soon)

Por favor llene nuestra encuesta para estimar lo que nuestra comunidad necesite
Si usted vive en la comunidad de Harlem Este, Harlem Central, O Superior Este/ Upper East Side, nosotros le invitamos a completar nuestra encuesta. Su respuesta nos ayudará entender los retos del cáncer en su comunidad. Gracias por su participación. (la encuesta llegará pronto).