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Host-Tumor Interactions Research Program
Tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis depend not only on the tumor cell alone, but also on the complex interactions between the tumor cells and their host. The goal of the Host-Tumor Interactions Research Program is to develop a detailed and mechanistic understanding of not just the tumor cell and tumor mutations, but also all the components of the host microenvironment that influence cancer and the response to cancer therapy.
Excellence in Cancer Care and Research
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center hold a number of distinctions, accreditations and affiliations demonstrating the depth, breadth and quality of our expertise in cancer treatment, research, prevention and education.
Built on a Rich Legacy of Cancer Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been at the forefront of groundbreaking cancer research and treatment for decades. This history includes the work of Nobel laureates Earl Sutherland and Stanley Cohen, whose research in cell communication, growth and dissemination are the foundation of many of today's breakthroughs in cancer treatment. It also included the cornerstone support of the Henry and Joyce families and the A.B. Hancock Jr. families, who had established a clinical care and research center and a laboratory focused on cancer prevention.
Board of Overseers
Volunteer leaders are critical to our commitment to excellence in health care, discovery research and professional training. Members of our advisory board help connect us with the community in many meaningful ways. These volunteers are passionate about Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and committed to serving as philanthropic supporters and champions for cancer care and research throughout Middle Tennessee and beyond.
The VICC Ambassadors are a group of young professionals with a shared passion for fighting cancer and a shared commitment to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Several members and many of their loved ones have benefited from the exceptional care offered by Vanderbilt-Ingram.
The Ambassadors aim to make a difference, to raise financial support for innovative, ground-breaking cancer research and to have a hand in selecting which projects to fund. The group’s mission includes fundraising, advocacy and volunteering.
Join the VICC Ambassadors in turning that passion into action.
The VICC Ambassadors award Discovery Grants to promising young researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
About the VICC Ambassadors
Who We Are
VICC Ambassadors formed in 2009 thanks to the support of the VICC Board of Overseers and its chair, Orrin Ingram. These young professionals have a shared passion for fighting cancer and commitment to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. By raising money for the Victory Over Cancer Fund and awarding discovery grants to promising investigators, Ambassadors are sparking the development of research initiatives to improve outcomes for patients. Since its formation, VICC Ambassadors have awarded more than $1 million in discovery grants. These discovery grants provide seed capital for high-risk, high-reward cancer research and have helped Vanderbilt-Ingram researchers secure $31 million in follow-up funding.
What We Do
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.