What is it? The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) provides expert mediated information on current and emerging cancer management options in order to empower patients, caregivers and health professionals to become direct partners in cancer care.
GRACE is a nonprofit organization developed out of a commitment to improve the care that cancer patients receive by teaching them and their families about their type of cancer, and the best and most current treatments.
Even the best oncologist can’t be an expert in every type of cancer. GRACE doesn’t intend to replace doctors – their faculty are experts in their own specialties and concentrate on a narrow focus of a particular cancer.
GRACE brings faculty and community together to learn from each other, and to make sure important information is shared with people who are in need. GRACE’s goal is for everyone who needs it to have free access to the latest information from experts on a particular cancer or aspect of oncology care. In addition to information about different cancer types, GRACE provides expertise on related topics including radiation oncology, oncology social work and immunotherapy.
Who started it? GRACE is the larger nonprofit entity borne of the website OncTalk, which was started in 2006 by Dr. West as a means of providing detailed information about best practices in lung cancer directly to the general public in an interactive format, from a known source.
Where is it? GRACE is an online service and their resources can be found at https://cancergrace.org/
Who provides the information? GRACE provides cancer information from core group of experts in their field who can provide balanced details based on the available clinical evidence. Biographical information for the faculty can be found here.
GRACE’s information is the opinion of their experts; they always strive to be balanced and credible.