Oncology Patient Advisory Council


Collaboration Moves Us Further, Faster And With Greater Purpose

The Duke Cancer Institute Oncology Patient Advisory Council (OPAC) was established in 2013 in partnership with Duke Cancer Institute leadership.

The council is comprised of survivors, family members, and DCI staff who partner on opportunities to improve the patient experience for adult cancer patients and their families. The council engages with clinical, operational, and research staff to provide input into design, content, and implementation of new initiatives. 

Accomplishments include: 

  • PCORI Smoking Cessation research grant 
  • Duke Cancer Center Survivorship Day event 
  • wait time communications board and infusion center wait time information card 
  • distress screening process
  • enhanced Recovery After Survey education tools

Get Involved 

Do you want to participate and provide input into the design of projects and shape how care is delivered? Our council meets monthly rotating between a lunch and dinner meeting at the Duke Cancer Center. For more information about the Oncology Patient Advocacy Council, including membership, please call 919.681.3039 or email Kristy Sartin, Duke Cancer Institute's Supportive Care and Survivorship Center.