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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. 

Contact: vanderbiltwalks@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions.

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. 

PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE

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. 

MEET THE OPACE TEAM

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.

COMMUNITY NEWS

April 13, 2018

VICC breast cancer leaders named Komen Scholars

Ingrid Mayer, MD, MSCI, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program, has been named a Komen Scholar for her leadership in breast cancer research. She is joined by Wayne Dornan, PhD, a patient research advocate at VICC, who will serve on the Advocates in Science Steering Committee for Susan G. Komen.
April 5, 2018

VICC to host neurofibromatosis event April 21

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host a special event for patients and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that can cause tumors in the nervous system. The Neurofibromatosis Patient and Family Symposium will be held Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.

Community Events

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Jul
13
RELAY FOR LIFE ROBERTSON COUNTY

13 July 2018

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Jul
14
Faith and Health: Breakfast with Religious Leaders

14 July 2018

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Oct
06
RACE TO CURE SARCOMA

06 October 2018

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Oct
27
RACE FOR THE CURE 5K

27 October 2018