Community Cancer Action Board

Community Cancer Action Board group photo during presentation


The purpose of the Community Cancer Action Board (CCAB) is to build and foster partnerships between cancer researchers and community outreach staff and New Jersey communities. The CCAB provides input from community thought leaders and patient advocates to ensure community outreach and engagement, and research activities are informed, promote health equity and strengthen local capacity, and are responsive to community needs. 

Equally, the reciprocal flow of information between researchers and outreach staff and the community build trust and mutual understanding between communities and researchers, and help ensure that values, and cultural differences among persons and communities are respected.  The CCAB is a vital part of the effort to reduce the cancer burden in New Jersey communities by Rutgers CINJ and the Center for Cancer Health Equity. If you would like to be a member of the CCAB, please contact

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Dorothy Reed
Chair, Community Cancer Action Board; Co-Founder/President, Sister2Sister Network
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Alka Agrawal
COO, EBC Radio
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Damian Catera
Media Specialist/Adjunct Instructor
Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts
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Katherine Guo, PhD
Research Scientist, Nokia Bell Labs
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Frances Munet-Vilaró
Professor Emerita, Rutgers University
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Dorinda "Dee" Sparacio
Community Member, Cancer Survivor
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Jimmie Staton
Community Parent Advocate,
Ex-Officio PTO President Lincoln Annex
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Ralph Stowe
Jazz For Prostate Cancer Awareness
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Elizabeth Talmont, MSN, ANP-BC
VP of Research Development, Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central & Southern New Jersey