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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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Team Vanderbilt Events

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

We 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.


March 15, 2019

Symposium explores prevention of HPV-associated cancers

Physicians and researchers from across the country came to the Vanderbilt Symposium on HPV Infections and Associated Cancers on March 1 to discuss screening and prevention strategies for the human papillomavirus (HPV).
February 4, 2019

HPV Symposium Set For March 1

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host an educational symposium on human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated cancers on Friday, March 1.
September 21, 2018

Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 6th Annual Chic Awearness fundraising event that supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will be held Monday, Sept.



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