The New York City Cancer Collaborative (NYCCC)

The New York City Cancer Collaborative (NYCCC) is a partnership of the offices of Community Outreach and Engagement from academic and hospital cancer centers and supporting organizations in New York City. Partners include:

  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University
  • Mount Sinai
  • Einstein/Montefiore
  • NYU Langone
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Weill Cornell
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • New York City Community-based organizations

Members of the NYCCC work together to share data from their individual community health needs assessments and to share their strategies and materials on educational outreach with other members.

The Tobacco Treatment Program

This program provides smoking cessation services for patients of the NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network and the Cancer Center. Available services include individual counseling, group counseling, and prescriptions for medication to help smokers quit, nicotine patches and other quitting products. 

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Manhattan Cancer Services Program (MCSP)

Directed by Karen Schmitt, the MCSP provides community and population-based education to address the importance of early detection, engages community organization to promote early cancer detection services to high need areas, enrolls uninsured individuals in free breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services, and provides case management services. COE and the MCSP work together to refer community members to free or low-cost breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer screening services.

Community Educational Workshops

Our health educators provide cancer education workshops virtually and at in-person at community organizations, faith-based organizations (churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, etc.) and at schools. We are present at community events and health fairs to inform the public about our programs and services. 

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The YES in THE HEIGHTS program, formerly known as the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE), at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center is a summer internship for high school and undergraduate students that aims to increase the pool of under-represented and under-resourced youth entering STEM fields.

Scientific Enrichment Month

The Scientific Enrichment Month Program, brought to you by YES in THE HEIGHTS at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC), is a free virtual program for grades 6 to 12 and undergraduate students held in the summer. This month-long program takes place in July and focuses on cancer education, scientific enrichment, and professional development.

Youth Programs

Cancer Risk Reduction for Teens

COE teaches a curriculum on cancer risk reduction for middle and high school students in partnership with WEACT and local schools. This curriculum covers an introduction to cancer biology, the cancer burden in the local community, risk reduction strategies, environmental carcinogens and lifestyle risk factors that teens can take action on now to reduce their risk (avoiding alcohol and tobacco products, getting the HPV vaccine, sun safety, etc.)

HPV Vaccine

COE facilitates access to the HPV vaccination for girls and boys, which can prevent cervical and other HPV-related cancers in the future.

End HPV NYC- Teen Social Media Campaign: COE works with closely with doctors at HICCC and local teens to promote teen HPV vaccine education through social media channels. This group created a social media campaign focused on raising awareness of the HPV vaccine and HPV related cancers. They also launched a survivor storytelling series which is featured on their Instagram page.