Cancer Center Cessation Initiative

In 2017, NCI launched the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative, as part of the NCI Cancer Moonshot℠ program. The long-term goal of this Initiative is to help cancer centers build and implement sustainable tobacco cessation treatment programs to routinely address tobacco cessation with cancer patients.

How will the funded sites enhance the delivery of tobacco cessation treatment at their cancer center?

  • Refining electronic medical records and clinical workflows to ensure the systematic identification and documentation of smokers and the routine delivery of evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment services
  • Overcoming patient, clinician, clinic, and health system barriers to providing tobacco cessation treatment services
  • Achieving institutional buy-in that treating tobacco use is a component of organizational “Standard of Care”
  • Creating mechanisms to sustain tobacco cessation treatment services so that they continue beyond the funding period of the initiative

What does the Coordinating Center do?

The Coordinating Center is based at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. The Coordinating Center supports the funded sites by:

  • Ensuring that science-based smoking cessation treatment services are integrated into the clinical care of funded cancer centers
  • Providing technical assistance in the areas of electronic health record (EHR) integration, clinical workflow change management, and addressing health disparities as they relate to the delivery of smoking cessation treatment services
  • Serving as the hub of knowledge integration, including the sharing of best practices across funded Centers and for the cancer clinical community more broadly.

The Coordinating Center at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) is led by Betsy Rolland, Michael Fiore, Heather D’Angelo, Timothy Baker, Danielle Pauk, and Rob Adsit.

Research Centers/Funded Sites

To explore funded sites, click on the icon in the top left corner of the map, click on any pin on the map, or scroll down to view a funded initiatives table.


Pin Color Year
Cancer Center Project Director(s) Address Tobacco Cessation
FY 2017 FY 2018
Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Robert Schnoll, Ph.D.,
Frank Leone, M.D., M.S.
3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Check Mark  
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University Ayman Soubani, M.D.,
Michele Cote, Ph.D., M.P.H.
4100 John R, Detroit, MI 48201   Check Mark
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D. 2103 Cornell Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 Check Mark  
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor University Maria Mejia de Grubb, M.D. One Baylor Place, Houston, TX 77030 Check Mark  
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Nancy Rigotti, M.D. 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215    Check Mark
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth College Konstantin Dragnev, M.D. One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756   Check Mark
Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University James Davis, M.D. 2424 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710 Check Mark  
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Kathryn Taylor, Ph.D.,
Chul Kim, M.D.
3970 Reservoir Road NW Washington, D.C. 20007 Check Mark  
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Simon Craddock Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Andrew Day, M.D., M.P.H.
2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390   Check Mark
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Alfred Neugut, M.D., Ph.D.,
David Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H.
1130 St Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10032   Check Mark
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa David Katz, M.D., M.Sc.,
Mark Vander Weg, Ph.D.
200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 Check Mark  
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina Graham Warren, M.D., Ph.D. 86 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston, SC 29425 Check Mark  
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah David Wetter, Ph.D., M.S.,
Cho Lam, Ph.D.
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Check Mark  
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Karen Hudmon, Dr.P.H. 535 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Check Mark  
Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky Jessica Burris, Ph.D. 800 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40536 Check Mark  
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Anne Joseph, M.D., M.P.H.,
Janet Thomas, Ph.D., L.P.
420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN  55455 Check Mark  
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center David Warner, M.D. 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905   Check Mark
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Jamie Ostroff, Ph.D. 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065   Check Mark
Moffitt Cancer Center Vani Nath Simmons, Ph.D. 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612   Check Mark
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University Jackilen Shannon, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
Steffani Bailey, Ph.D.
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239   Check Mark
Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health Donna Shelley, M.D., M.P.H.,
Scott Sherman, M.D., M.P.H.
550 First Ave., New York, NY 10016 Check Mark  
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Brian Hitsman, Ph.D.,
Timothy Pearman, Ph.D.
303 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611   Check Mark
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Christine Sheffer, Ph.D.,
Andrew Hyland, Ph.D.
Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263   Check Mark
Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University Li-Shiun Chen, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H. 660 S. Euclid Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110 Check Mark  
Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University Judith Prochaska, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
Matthew Kendra, Ph.D.
265 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305   Check Mark
The Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Karen Wilson, M.D., M.P.H./M.S.P.H. One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029   Check Mark
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Davis Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A. 4501 X St., Sacramento, CA 95817 Check Mark  
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at San Francisco Joseph Guydish, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
Janice Tsoh, Ph.D.
1450 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 94115   Check Mark
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adam Goldstein, M.D., M.P.H.,
Laurel Sisler, LCSW, LCAS, CTTS
450 West Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 Check Mark  
The University of Arizona Cancer Center Tracy Crane, Ph.D.,
Linda Garland, M.D.
1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724   Check Mark
University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Andrea King, Ph.D.,
Yasmin Asvat, Ph.D.
5841 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 Check Mark  
University of Colorado Cancer Center Arnold Levinson, Ph.D., M.J. 13001 E. 17th Place, Aurora, CO 80045 Check Mark  
The University of Kansas Cancer Center Kimber Richter, Ph.D., M.P.H. 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160 Check Mark  
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Ken Resnicow, Ph.D. 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109   Check Mark
UVA Cancer Center, University of Virginia Roger Anderson, Ph.D.,
Robert Klesges, Ph.D.
6171 West Complex, Charlottesville, VA 22908 Check Mark  
UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of New Mexico Emrullah Yilmaz, M.D., Ph.D.,
Linda Cook, Ph.D.
1201 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131 Check Mark  
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Esa Davis, M.D.,
Dana Bovbjerg, Ph.D.
5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232   Check Mark
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Hilary Tindle, M.D., M.P.H. 691 Preston Research Building, Nashville, TN 37232 Check Mark  
VCU Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Darlene Brunzell, Ph.D.,
Rashelle Hayes, Ph.D.
401 College St., Richmond, VA 23298   Check Mark
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center Eric Donny, Ph.D.,
Erin Sutfin, Ph.D.
1 Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157   Check Mark
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University Kristin Higgins, M.D. 1365C Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322   Check Mark
Yale Cancer Center, Yale University Lisa Fucito, Ph.D.,
Steven Bernstein, M.D.
333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06520 Check Mark  

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