Welcome to the Grace Gawler Institute Podcasts
Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia
Via our podcasts, you may discover information that can help you navigate the cancer maze more successfully.
History: Our podcast initiative Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia, was developed on an Australian platform in 2015 after 2.5 years hosting a similar program – VoiceAmerica on an American podcast platform.
Patients & Doctors have a rare opportunity to meet via informative interviews – the unsung heroes driving modern cancer research and developing new treatments. The podcasts topics are enabled by the diverse cancer experience of Grace Gawler, the interviewer, who has spent 45 years helping patients navigate the complex cancer maze.
Our podcasts feature interviews with leading cancer researchers, high performing doctors & inspiring patients.
More information about our podcasts:
- Inform patients about treatment options their doctors may not know about.
- Inform doctors of new research and treatments.
- Help patients to access these innovative treatments and provide guidance.
Other Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia Podcasts:
Sample – The role of Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care with MSKCC’s Dr Barrie Cassileth
This week on Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia I am in conversation with Dr Barrie Cassileth founder the Integrative Medicine Service at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, (MSKCC) where she remains the chief, and holds the Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine. Dr Cassileth has been involved with the psychosocial aspects of cancer care for more than 25 years and also founded the Society for Integrative Oncology, which publishes a medical journal.
Why Innovative Oncology is an Effective Way to Tackle Cancer
I speak with Prof Brendon Coventry (Adelaide) about melanoma and in particular, vaccines against melanoma. NB: these are drug based vaccines – very different to Jeffrey’s treatment above.
But there are broader applications. Cancer Vaccines are showing up as viable treatments for other types of cancers that have failed conventional treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy protocols.
Navigating the Cancer Maze Australia – Interviews of Special Significance:
- Professor Rajiv Khanna – Brisbane – major breakthrough in the treatment of the aggressive brain cancer Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).
- Professor Ian Frazer – Brisbane – Co Pioneer of the Cervical Cancer Vaccine
- Professor Mark Smyth – tumour immunology, immunotherapy and natural killer (NK) cell biology. QIMR
- Professor Jerome Galon – Paris – research in cancer immunology, using systems biology
- Professor Brendan Coventry – Adelaide – Melanoma Breakthroughs
- Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., USA – director of scientific affairs of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a nonprofit organization founded
- Dr Nevil Chimon – Singapore – Advanced Radiotherapy & Scanning
- Martin Ashdown – Melbourne – Researcher – Your Immune Body-Clock & Complete Remission
- Dr Francis – Singapore – Navigate the Colorectal Cancer Maze October
- Dr Lim Jit Fong – Singapore Navigate the Colorectal Treatment Maze
- Dr Julie Crews: Perth – We Need to Search for the Truth in Cancer Cure Stories
But there is so much more to the show than people think…
The process of establishing the interviews builds strong bonds between like minded cancer advancement people. These global collaborations find us uniquely positioned to help our patients access the most effective treatments anywhere.
In Singapore we recorded this personal message to Cancer Patients from world renowned colo-rectal surgeon, Dr Francis Seow Choen. See the audio below.
Dr Francis recovered from Burkitts Lymphoma when he was just 7-yrs old and decided at that stage to become a doctor to help others.
Dr Francis was my surgeon in 2009 and 2014 when he replaced my bionic colon stimulator implant.
The Grace Gawler Institute’s internet radio show provides invaluable information from the men and women who live and work at the cancer coalface.
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Scroll down for Video samplers of our highly rated shows
Interview with Professor Mark Smyth from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. See http://www.navigatingthecancermazeaustralia.org/
Interview with Professor Rajiv Khanna from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. See http://www.navigatingthecancermazeaustralia.org/
Interview with Jill ODonnell – Tormey and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
Listen to how the answer to cancer inside you may be unleashed with new immunotherapy treatments.
See http://www.navigatingthecancermazeaustralia.org/for Prof Ian Frazer Interview
See http://www.navigatingthecancermazeaustralia.org/ for Prof Francis Seow Choen Interview
Be Informed – The new culture of cancer survivorship demands increasing levels of cancer health intelligence – enabling patients to understand the new game of personalized cancer treatments and make intelligent choices.
Health intelligence – The show is health intelligence in action. High quality interviews with genuine researchers and authentic patient stories. Recently – H.H. the Dalai Lama explained, that emotions based on reason and analysis, tend to drive meaningful behavior.
We know many traumatised cancer patients make emotionally based decisions which makes them vulnerable to entrepreneurs promising a miracle cure for cancer. Grace’s show gives patients an opportunity to hear from researchers whose work is found in medical papers and nowhere else. Few have a ‘Dr Google’ presence because their time & energy goes into research, developing, clinical application of treatments and not into ‘image building.’
Feature interview: Dr Barrie Cassileth
The role of Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care -Grace Gawler in conversation with MSKCC’s Dr Barrie Cassileth
Founder of the Integrative Medicine Service at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, (MSKCC) where she remains the chief, and holds the Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine.
Dr Cassileth has been involved with the psychosocial aspects of cancer care for more than 25 years –
Dr Cassileth’s ‘About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products’ at MSKCC is an invaluable resource for patients and doctors wanting to learn ore about herbal medicines, supplements and herb-drug interactions – click for MSKCC About Herbs