Grace Gawler - Helping You Navigate the Cancer Maze

Colon Cancer

Assistance for all stages of Colorectal Cancer - including Stage 4

The Grace Gawler Institute for Cancer Survivorship & Research

Navigated referrals for Minimally Invasive Targeted Treatments for Colorectal Cancer Patients

Drawing on my 47 year’s experience, I guide you to some of the world’s best cancer treatments & genomic diagnostic testing.

Never before have Australian & New Zealand colorectal patients had access to such a potent & diverse network of Local & Global Cancer Experts 

Referrals to MD Anderson Affiliated Colorectal Hospitals in Asia

For many years we have sent patients requiring expert colorectal surgery to an MD Anderson affiliated hospital in Asia.

Their medical standards are of the highest quality and surpass what is available tin AU & NZ. This can mean the difference between your cancer being treatable or not – even life and death.

As of Sept 2020 – the hospital can accept Australia and NZ patients during Covid 19. Seven days quarantine and Covid 19 tests on arrival. We believe that’s quite reasonable – especially for a life preserving treatment.

Referrals for Genomic Diagnostics for accuracy and targeted treatments - No more guesswork

Referrals for Genomic diagnostics for all Colorectal Cancers – no more guesswork:

Genomic & Molecular diagnostics are widely accepted in clinical use in the USA.

However; Australia & New Zealand lag behind. Genomics clinical application & availability is currently very limited.

Since genomic diagnostics, personalised medicine & targeted medicine have dramatically changed the landscape of treating colon & colorectal cancer, we developed a service so our patients can access these amazing genomic breakthroughs.

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Grace Gawler, the Institute’s cancer navigator, says, “I am continually amazed when I see genomic results from patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Each patient presents with significantly different DNA mutations that has an impact on treatment design and drug type.  

In the age of genomic medicine, we now know that all colorectal cancers have a different genomic signature. 

Thus, each patient’s colorectal treatment must be ‘personalised’ to their genomic information.

These breakthroughs make obsolete the current one size fits all approaches common in AU & NZ hospitals.   

Hello, I’m Grace Gawler. I am a cancer navigator with 45 years experience. One of my special areas of expertise is in targeted botanical and nutritional medicine for cancer patients.

Another speciality that has developed from my own experience with non cancerous colon surgeries; makes me a great resource for patients with pre & non-cancerous bowel conditions. I invite you to check out my interview on BBC, Bristol, UK, on our podcast Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia for my own success story.

I encourage you to listen to Angela’s remarkable story and how with my guided advice she was able to reverse multiple polyps without succumbing to surgery. You can also listen to Angela’s interview  Here

Japanese functional foods may be helpful and safe for those dealing with various bowel conditions. Explore LACTIS here

Over 90% of our cancer patients report positive health gains from a Japanese functional food called LACTIS.

“I have had digestive problems, including severe constipation, all my life. Now with LACTIS all symptoms have disappeared & my life is normal.”

“I usually get constipated when I travel. But; after using LACTIS this does not no longer happens. I’ve had no interruption to normal bowel function.”

“I have had intermittent diarrhoea & constipation since chemotherapy, including a lot of bloating & gas. In the three weeks on LACTIS; this has completely resolved.”

“After taking LACTIS, my bowel function improved, I have a lot less gas. Oddly I am selecting different foods from a wider range of food groups – foods I have not eaten for years. These dietary changes have positively contributed to my general health.”

” LACTIS enables me to think more clearly and I am less foggy headed after chemo.”

Grace Gawler Cornall and Pip Cornall, directors of the Grace Gawler Institute, report their experience with taking LACTIS over the last two years.

Grace:As a result of numerous colon surgeries that resulted in part removal of small and large colon has compromised my ability to metabolise nutrients from many foods. This has been further complicated by extended periods taking antibiotics damaging my gut microbiome. Since taking LACTIS I have experienced a phenomenal improvement in both absorption and function. 
To purchase LACTIS visit our shop.

Pip Cornall –  “Since taking LACTIS  my digestion has vastly improved with less flatulence. My bowel motions are more regular and functional. After 2 years taking LACTIS I am committed to continue.

The Grace Gawler Institute has a long history of referring patients to & working closely with some of the worlds leading cancer experts. We introduce one of our colon & colorectal colleagues below

Dr Francis Seow-Choen:

Pip & Grace with Francis Seow Choen

Apart from his expertise, Dr Francis has an amazing story to share. His journey from child cancer patient to famous colorectal surgeon is nothing short of inspiring.

Background: As a little boy Francis became medically famous when diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma; the first recorded case in Singapore. After diagnosis & an arduous 6 months that included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment; he survived! He was just 7 years old.

A world leader; Dr Francis Seow-Choen is now an internationally recognised colorectal surgeon, currently practising at Mount Elizabeth Medical. Centre. He is Visiting Professor to the Tianjin Police Hospital, PR China, Visiting Professor to the National Centre for Colorectal Diseases, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, PR China. He helped establish the first colorectal surgery department in Asia which offered patients the latest surgical techniques at the Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Francis (Prof) is leading the development of colorectal surgery in Asia particularly in the area of robotic technique, and has frequently conducted training in a number of countries. He is frequently consulted by surgeons from all over the world with regard to the best method of handling difficult cases.

January 2022:

Researchers identify bacterial protein associated with colorectal cancers

by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Credit: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Strains of bacteria that cause common food-poisoning symptoms often contain a toxin that can damage DNA in intestinal cells, potentially triggering colon cancer, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.