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Community at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Vanderbilt-Ingram's office of Patient and Community Education (OPACE) empowers health care consumers to make informed decisions along the cancer care continuum through advocacy, education, and outreach initiatives. 

Team Vanderbilt

Visit the Team Vanderbilt page to find walks, runs and special events to promote cancer awareness and support cancer research. 

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Research Advocacy

Cancer survivors and caregivers provide a unique perspective and play an important role in helping researchers bring the best science to those affected by cancer.  The Research Advocacy program provides opportunities for advocates to participate and contribute to the research process and outcomes for future patients. 


The Patient and Family Resource Center is a one-stop information resource for anyone touched by cancer. Trained staff is available to help cancer patients and their families find educational and support resources. 

For more information, call (615) 322-9799. 

VICC Ambassadors

ambassadorsWe are the next generation of philanthropists committed to winning the battle against cancer by awarding Discovery Grants to promising researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.  Learn more about our Ambassadors and the research they have helped support. 



Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's Office of Patient and Community Education (OPACE) plans and implements cancer patient education, advocacy, community outreach, and cancer wellness activities. The goal of OPACE is to empower health care consumers to make informed decisions along the cancer care continuum through advocacy, education, and outreach initiatives.


October 24, 2019

Research summit to highlight genitourinary cancer advances

Some of the nation’s leading genitourinary cancer physicians will speak about the latest advances in care at an OncLive State of the Science Summit held in collaboration with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
September 25, 2019

Effort seeks to enhance cancer screening for Hispanic/Latina women

Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women.
September 6, 2019

Fashion event to help support ovarian cancer research

Vanderbilt Health physicians will be among the runway models during the 7th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Chic Awearness on Sept.



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