CANCER PATIENTS WITHOUT BORDERS
We believe a person’s location should not limit the quality of their cancer care.
Being prepared to travel, can literally make the difference between life and death.
With a firm belief patients deserve nothing but the best; our experienced Cancer Navigator, Grace Gawler, made it her mission to create a bespoke service to help patients access some of the world’s most exceptional cancer practitioners.
Global Medical Network: During 30 years referring patients overseas for highly effective cancer solutions, Grace has assembled a network of globally acclaimed cancer specialists.
Close collaboration with her global network ensures viable treatments are often found for patients told by their hospitals – “there is nothing more we can do.“
THE ULTIMATE TESTIMONIAL:
As a new patient to this site you would be justified to ponder the credibility of our claims. Please consider the following…
The specialists in Grace’s global network deeply respect her dedication, thoroughness & compassion for her patients. This forms the basis for their close collaboration.
World leaders & innovators in their field; our specialists include – a leading USA brain surgeon, the Asian founder of immune therapy, a renowned Singaporean colorectal surgeon, an acclaimed German interventional radiologist, a Japanese proton beam specialist & many more.
The formation/management of the network provides testimonial to Grace’s skill.
In short… your Expert Cancer Navigator (Grace Gawler) helps you access some of the best medical minds in the world.
This ensures you get the right diagnosis, treatment & information – crucial elements when facing a diagnosis of cancer – especially a rare or difficult to treat cancer.
Global Cancer Navigation Package:
To help patients access quality targeted care; we developed our cancer navigation package – a bundle of expert services including research, support, diagnostics, medical & nutritional.
The bundle ensures continuity of care while we collaborate & coordinate your offshore treatments providing advice & support every step of the way.
Better than a second opinion:
We, refer you to a world-certified genomic laboratory. The findings are discussed with medical experts experienced in your condition.
Collating & assessing the evidence, your navigator will then provide you with an in-depth analysis of your case.
It’s like a second opinion, only much better!
Why Grace helps patients access overseas treatments?
Personal Experience: Grace knows what it’s like to be a patient with a life-challenging condition having fallen through gaps in the medical system.
In December 1997, she awoke after routine surgery to discover that her rectum was paralysed.
This unexpected event was to change her life drastically.
Many mis-diagnoses and surgeries followed. Ileostomies, colostomies and removal of damaged and impacted colon were band-aid treatments that bought time; but her long term prognosis was grim
In 2002-03, with just one Australian physician supporting her decision to seek an experimental treatment developed in the Netherlands, (15 others were not in favour); she left Australian to seek her optimum recovery.
Helping Patients Navigate the National & International Cancer Maze:
With Grace’s successful overseas treatment history, it is not surprising that one of the Institute’s key initiatives involves helping patients find valid medical solutions overseas when solution are not available in their home country.
The need: When it comes to cancer treatments, not all countries are equal – some proven treatments and procedures may be registered for use in some countries – but not others.
Sometimes, life-saving cancer medicines can be accessed years before they reach your home country – often at reduced prices.
We believe that life is precious and that well-being & good life quality is the right of all cancer patients as it is their right to explore all possible options to extend their life with good quality.
The Grace Gawler Institute Global Cancer Navigation Service:
More than a mere referral service, we offer comprehensive & personalised guidance & management at every step of the way.
We are always there for you – whether you are at home or overseas for treatment – we are available via Skype video call and SMS and various email systems.
Our globally unique service sets the benchmark cancer patient care & is based on our founder, Grace Gawler’s 43 years’ experience helping cancer patients.
No Bias: Importantly we receive no financial remuneration from the hospitals/experts we refer you to for an opinion – the only remuneration we receive is from you, the patient on a fee for service basis.
Understanding Precision Medicine & the Genomic Era:
We help our patients access Precision Medicine – targeted, minimally invasive treatments, not yet routinely available in most hospitals:
Genomic diagnostic and screening tests can accurately identify targeted treatments for cancer patients.
The tests lay the foundation for precision medicine, also called personalised or targeted medicine.
As a bonus: pharmacogenomic tests can determine whether the patient can metabolise (digest/absorb) the identified target treatment successfully.
These two tests have revolutionised cancer medicine with targeted treatments achieving better outcomes with minimal side effects.
Who are we? Why are we so ideally positioned to help you?
I’m Grace Gawler, cancer navigator, patient advocate & long-term cancer management strategist. My husband and I, Pip Cornall, are directors of the Grace Gawler Institute for Integrated Cancer solutions – a health promotion Charity in Australia.
Overseas referrals: For 3 decades I have referred patients overseas for high-tech cancer treatments which, in recent years, includes highly effective blood-based immune therapy with minimal side effects. See 14 related Testimonials
It’s rewarding but complex work requiring a close relationship between doctors, patient, their families and myself. One reason for our high success rate is that our organisation is small – enabling me to apply and meticulous approach to every patient. In this way mistakes are minimised and outcomes are optimised.
My 43 years’ experience: 18,000+ cancer patients, caregiver for cancer patient (22 yrs), co-director 2 cancer charities (20 yrs), international speaker, author of 4 cancer books.
As you may have read above, I’ve had 6 life-extending overseas surgeries: Netherlands (2002/3/), Singapore (2009/14). I am now colostomy/ileostomy bag free thanks to my bionic colon device. It was a world first; however please note; my Australian doctors had unanimously discouraged me from trying.
Targeted Botanicals and Precision Wellness.
I can also support your cancer treatments with coordinated-targeted botanicals, (when appropriate). This requires an in-depth knowledge of herb-medical drug, food-drug and other interactions – one of my strengths.
Most nutritionals and botanicals taken by cancer patients are not beneficial and many are harmful. This depends on the individuality of the patient and their disease.
Our health restoration after cancer package helps you maintain gains from your overseas treatments, minimise risk of recurrence, contribute to longevity & well-being.