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Community-Informed Research and Cancer Control

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has a long tradition of engaging community partners in research and outreach initiatives. Working together with partners and stakeholders, the cancer center's community-informed research and cancer control activities synergistically contribute to empowering healthy and cancer literate communities. 

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Community Advisory Board  

Purpose: Catalyst for informing and expanding synergistic collaborations across wide geographic area

Advisory board

Meharry-Vanderbilt-Tennessee State Cancer Partnership

Meharry-Vanderbilt-Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership (MVTCP) Advisory Board

Purpose: Engages local partners with focus on cancer health disparities


The catchment area needs and community-driven priorities inform the design and conduct of research conducted by cancer center investigators:

Tobacco Cessation: ViTAL: The Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle

Lung Cancer Screening: VA-PALS

Breast Cancer Screening: Mammography Utilization

Obesity Prevention: Growing Right Onto Wellness (GROW) 

Inherited Cancer Screening: Inherited Cancer Registry (ICARE)

Cancer Survivorship: REACH for Cancer Survivorship