The Institute’s Founder & Director is Grace Gawler.
Grace Gawler DHM (dist) DBSc ATMS Mem IPOS….
Her profile on Academia.edu states – “I have 44 years’ experience helping cancer patients to safely navigate the increasingly complex cancer maze.
I work across multiple cancer disciplines, but focus on QoL and wellbeing as patients undergo their treatment.
I refer to genomic testing and utilise pharmacogenomics to help patients make safe and wise choices when combining complementary medicines with conventional oncology treatments. Patient Education is provided by podcast; Navigating the Cancer Maze Radio.
Grace is a rare synthesis of multiple cancer related disciplines. A deeply caring therapist with a deep understanding of modern oncologic treatments, including genomic diagnostic screening & testing, pharmaco-genomics, immune therapies and more.
Leading oncologists around the world collaborate regularly with Grace and appreciate her knowledge and thoroughness. In short; Grace is like a conductor – organising overseas & local doctors to work in ‘harmony’ for the patients benefit.
First hand experience seeking overseas treatment: Institute founder, Grace Gawler knows what it like to be a patient with a life-challenging condition who has fallen through gaps in the medical system. A paralysed rectum following a routine surgery in 1997 was to change her life drastically.
In 2002-03, with just one Australian physician supporting her decision to seek an experimental treatment developed in the Netherlands, (15 others did not support her decision); she left Australian to seek her recovery. Her experimental surgery involved a long stay in Rotterdam.
The Global Health and Travel article (PDF below) features Grace & her surgeon, Dr Lim Jit Fong, discussing her surgery in Singapore- use magnifier to enlarge etc.
Grace on ‘Walking the Talk’ – “I have walked the path as a patient. Since 1997, I’ve had 23 colon surgeries – 6 overseas. Each gave me quality of life & longevity. I persisted despite doctors in Australia advising it would fail. I believe I’d be dead today if I had taken their advice”. Last surgery – Singapore, Sept 2014.
Hello, I’m Pip Cornall, Grace’s husband. I’ve worked with Grace for over 12 years. I stopped my work to support her cancer services simply because they are so effective – they save or extend many patient’s lives.
The following is a snapshot of an amazing woman.
Grace is dedicated. She begins work at 5 am, sometimes earlier & has few days off. Grace is truly altruistic – much of her work is unpaid but done from a place of joy & care for her patients.
Despite her 44 year’s experience, Grace is always researching & studying, thus her knowledge of cancer recovery has enormous depth and breadth. A number of Australian oncologists, once familiar with her patient outcomes, have said, “if they got cancer they would come to Grace.” Her knowledge is further is evident when she hosts her weekly radio show – Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia – Click Here for Show
You can’t work with someone like Grace & not be inspired by her devotion & intelligent approach. Similarly, patients get great value from her consultations. Click here for Professional Testimonials & here for Patient Testimonials
When patients in AU & NZ are told – there is nothing more we can do, Grace’s network of leading cancer specialists in USA, UK, EU & Asia, can often provide viable treatment options. Her alliance includes leading brain surgeons, oncologists, interventional radiologists & more.
Sometimes, exploring a wider medical box can yield excellent outcomes, quality of life and life extension. Among Grace’s patients I’ve observed many successes.