Administrative Core
Directors: Adán Colón-Carmona, PhD (UMass Boston), Jill Macoska, PhD (UMass Boston), K. “Vish” Viswanath, PhD (DF/HCC), and Gregory Abel, MD, MPH (DF/HCC)
The Administrative Core provides senior institutional leaders to assist and advise on the planning of Partnership initiatives and events at both institutions. Additionally, the core facilitates and coordinates Partnership research, education, and outreach activities related to cancer and cancer disparities.

Planning & Evaluation Core
Directors: Adán Colón-Carmona, PhD (UMass Boston), Jill Macoska, PhD (UMass Boston), K. “Vish” Viswanath, PhD (DF/HCC), and Gregory Abel, MD, MPH (DF/HCC)
The Planning & Evaluation Core enables cutting-edge cancer and cancer disparities research through the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of new research projects.

Research Education Core
Directors: Liya Escalera, PhD (UMass Boston), Karen Burns White (DF/HCC)
Core PI Lead: Adán Colón-Carmona, PhD (UMass Boston)
The Research Education Core aims to increase the number of individuals, especially those from underrepresented populations, pursuing graduate degrees and careers in cancer research, health disparities, and/or biomedical science. By ensuring high-quality research experiences, strong mentoring, and development of specialized skills, the core will encourage and prepare promising students for research careers.

Outreach Core
Directors: Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD (DF/HCC) and S. Tiffany Donaldson, PhD (UMass Boston)
Core PI Lead: K. “Vish” Viswanath, PhD (DF/HCC)
The Outreach Core builds relationships with external partners, promotes evidence-based cancer prevention in communities, trains UMass Boston students in community-engaged research, supports Partnership research projects, and participates in NCI National Outreach Network (NON) activities.

Genomics Core
Directors: Jill Macoska, PhD (UMass Boston) and Nikhil Wagle, PhD (DF/HCC)
The Genomics Core enables UMass Boston investigators and academic and industry collaborators to carry out basic and translational genomics research. The core leverages cutting-edge technologies and next-generation sequencing capabilities for research and clinical applications.

Research Design and Analysis Core
Director: Wendy London, PhD (DF/HCC) and Leslie Wang, PhD (UMass Boston)
Core PI Lead: Gregory Abel, MD, MPH (DF/HCC)
The Research Design and Analysis Core builds upon existing centers/cores at UMass Boston and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. It provides statistical design and data analysis to facilitate sound clinical and basic science research.