How our ongoing research helps cancer patients

The groundbreaking services delivered by the Grace Gawler Institute are built on a solid foundation of research – ongoing, thorough research – a 15-20 hours per week commitment.research

*Please scroll page for Testimonials – see how our research helped these patients*

The advanced diagnostics & innovative cancer treatment options that we offer patients – are made possible by our dogged research.

Repeatedly – Our research frequently enables us to find viable treatment options for those told ‘there is nothing more we can do.’

The ability to research at this depth arises from Institute’ founder, Grace Gawler’s many decades at the cancer coalface with over 18,000 + patients – a large sample group by any standards.

research-1Research of this calibre cannot be achieved by a patient, a medical student or average doctor.

Actually –  in our experience, most oncologists do not research this consistently – they are very busy & limited by hospital protocols.

Our research – ‘Exploring the other side of Possible’

Benefits for Patients:

  1. DIAGNOSTICS: The Grace Gawler Institute research has enabled us to find & integrate advanced genomic diagnostic tests for our patients.
    These breakthrough tests enable us to determine personalised treatments that are accurately targeted – they show what works for each patient & also what treatments won’t work.
  2.  TREATMENTS: The research enables us to locate and become familiar with the treatments of innovative oncology specialists around the world.
  3. COLLABORATIONS: Our research enables us to communicate at their level – speak their complex language. Without exception – these specialists have been more than willing to collaborate with our institute – providing untold benefits for our patients.


Example – some years ago, searching for a treatment for a young patient with brain cancer, Grace initiated a dialogue with a leading American brain surgeon.

Impressed by her thorough preparation and patient reports he indicated his willingness to collaborate.

Soon the patient was undergoing innovative treatments at his hospital. As a result of working with Grace, he wrote a four-page hand written letter indicating he was willing to act as an advisor for our charity. (which he still does)

We have similar relationships with leading cancer specialists across many countries. Like him, they happily offer guidance and collaborate medically when we share patients.

4. VARIETY: Thus the research enables us to offer a smorgasbord of innovative treatments that patients are not usually offered. This is particularly pertinent to patients told ‘there is nothing more we can do.’

  • Via our global alliances we can offer patients an array of valid treatment options.
  • Not only do we help them access these treatments…
  • But we navigate them through the complexities involved with marrying offshore cancer treatments with home country doctors and oncologists.

Should you find our research based approach compelling, please be in touch today. We stand ready to help. Contact Us

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Research Testimonials: 

Ged & Angela, Leiomyosarcoma – UK, Nov 2016

Since diagnosis with a rare cancer approximately 12 months ago, Grace has been patient-in-bed-clip-art expertly guiding us through the “cancer maze”, providing us with options when at times it seemed that there were none.

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We have been incredibly impressed  with  the guidance and support Grace has offered.

She has been able to advise on everything from the latest treatments available world wide, to diet, supplements and so much more.

Grace has ensured that when we attend various appointments with consultants we are  well armed with the necessary questions to ask.

She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to research and explore possibilities and avenues which are outside the ‘ box’.

Her  vast experience in dealing with cancer patients and their families, her depth of knowledge and her contacts with doctors from around the world means that we have confidence that no stone has been left unturned in trying to find and access the most appropriate treatments wherever they may be.

She is able to do this because of the time, effort and energy she puts into her research which is thorough and painstaking and ultimately benefits all of her clients.

We are extremely grateful and appreciative of all that she does

Nicole – Chondrosarcoma – Australia, Nov 2016

My last appointment with new oncologist did not go as planned, they say there is nothing more they can do for me here in Australia. I do really feel let down, falling through all the loop holes.

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I’m a strong 34 year old fighting for my life but it seems that no one wants to try anything different. Yes I know what I have is very rare and almost impossible to control but give me something. They just sent me home.

Amazing Grace Gawler that has been on my case since early 2015 has done everything possible to get me where she can. She has spent endless hours getting all history together.

I am now in Malaysia, where they have a radiation therapy not available to me in Australia. I will have a whole bunch of docs on my case going through everything so intense and they will give me whatever I need.

You can imagine how happy I am, and how much work it needed to get me here. My battle shall not end. I will fight this till the end and I will help others fight and get what they deserve.
I will for ever be gracious for Grace getting me here.

Steve – Father of 10 year old boy with Brain Cancer – Australia Nov 2016

In August 2015 our family was dealt the cruellest blow. Our beautiful, loving life 9 year old son was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. Life as we knew it changed immediately.

The medical profession does not provide what you would expect in this situation.

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We learnt at a rapid rate that we were steering this ship not the hospital.

If you do not learn / acquire an in depth knowledge of this complex medical condition you are in real trouble.

My life’s mission was to find a solution. I contacted Grace Gawler and was pleasantly surprised by a truly tenacious drive to find the solution to a condition that was continually met with closed doors.

Grace opened the doors to some treatment options that have increased my depth of knowledge to make smarter decisions.

She truly provides what the medical profession should provide. Thank you Grace for providing a direction in what can easily be a directionless situation.

Camilla – Metastatic Colon Cancer – UK – Nov 2016

When you receive the diagnosis of cancer, you feel as though you are falling into an abyss with nothing to cling onto…..but then you find Grace!

My oncologist gave me no hope.  He offered chemotherapy but and I was told “we will keep you as well as we can for a long as we can”.  I was 41 with a husband and four children; this was definitely not the news I wanted to hear.  It was then that we found Grace.

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Through her, I have received treatment under the world renowned Professor Vogl in Germany, I have been on an excellent and well researched supplement programme and Grace is working on our next move.

With her medical contacts around the globe, there are many options which you may not have thought possible.

Grace’s possess such a vast knowledge, whenever we have a query or I am feeling a certain way, physically or emotionally, she hits on the cause and has a solution.

My care under the health system in the UK has been limited.  It would be very easy to become despondent but Grace NEVER allows me or Robert to feel that way.

She speaks of my “recovery”, a word which we never thought would apply to me three years ago.  She is a true lifeline.

Dee S – Colorectal Cancer – Australia – Nov 2016

My journey began 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer.  Unfortunately it has been a rough road with 11 surgeries and 3 rounds of Chemotherapy only to have the disease metastasise even further.

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It was time to look outside of what the medical industry were offering as it clearly was not working.

If it was not for Grace Gawler I surely would have lost my mind a long time ago. Grace has by far provided the most intelligent and grounded solutions so we can stay one step ahead of this disease with the goal to reach remission; which I truly believe I will.

Going forward I realise the importance of being in control and picking your medical team carefully.

They must align with your vision and work with you otherwise you can easily become part of a system that is design to treat the masses not offer a personalised solution based on an individual patient’s needs.

When I left hospital last time (Oct 16), I felt my health was a 2 out of 10 and my strong mind was now full of doubt and anxiety thinking my only option was chemo and radiation.

Once I spoke with Grace and we had an opportunity to explore what else could be going on and consequently other treatment options presented themselves.

On completion of that call I felt 50% of my anxiety leave my body and I slept for the first time that night.

Grace backs up her intelligent dialogue with well researched science-based facts and collaborates with some of the best minds in cancer medicine in the world.

She is my guiding light through this challenging marathon and I am once again feeling on top of my health.  

The following video shows how our research enables us to help patients access state of the art genomic tests which in turn open the door to innovative medical treatments not normally available.