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Denise Brock

Giving Tuesday! Help GRACE in this Giving Season




It’s #GivingTuesday and we’re out to win up to $50,000 in the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge. Such an amazing opportunity and we need your help.

The top 3 organizations to raise the most online on #GivingTuesday will each win a cash prize. First place wins $50,000, 2nd place wins $25,000, and 3rd place wins $10,000.

The #GivingTuesday Bonus Challenge ends at 11:59:59 pm ET today, so please Click Here [] to donate and support our cause before time runs out. 

Thank you so much and we really appreciate all of your help. 




If you prefer to give directly, to make a tax-deductible donation, go online to today. Thank you!

Denise Brock

GRACE Needs Your Help




Dear Friends,

I write to you today because GRACE absolutely needs your help.

We are facing a new financial reality of receiving fewer funds through corporate grants. We are looking at every option available, and making the necessary changes, to ensure that GRACE can continue to help cancer patients and caregivers whose lives have been extended or made better because of the information GRACE provided – that helped them get the care they needed.

Besides trimming costs where we can, we are developing new partnerships that will enable us to create more content for patients, alongside partners who produce content for medical professionals. This novel approach, as well as a campaign to build web pages that aggregate our best content about specific subjects in one place for patients, promises to lead us to a position in which our financial future should be much more secure. But we need critical support from you to get us through.

GRACE offers unique and groundbreaking insight. But being different creates challenges. We are a non-profit that isn’t about fun runs or galas and we don’t fit into the categories consistently supported by companies and charitable foundations. GRACE delivers the content that ensures patients around the world, though primarily in North America, understand and can benefit from the best treatments available.

The GRACE Board of Directors, myself included, has pledged our contributions because we believe that there is no other organization doing what GRACE does. We know that people around the world value our efforts, but we need to convert that value and appreciation into gifts that enable GRACE to survive and continue to make an impact.

Please consider providing a tax-deductible gift this year; we wholeheartedly need your help to ensure that GRACE continues. We don’t campaign for funds throughout the year but we need this appeal to succeed. Your support, now more than ever, will continue to provide the best information about cancer arguably available anywhere, for patients and caregivers who so desperately need it.

Please support GRACE.

H. Jack West, MD


Sincerely yours,

Jack West, MD

Founder and President

Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)


To make a tax-deductible donation, go online to today. Thank you!

Denise Brock

Log in to the Live Webcast Today – 1:00 PM Eastern


Don’t miss out!  Join us TODAY for the Live Webcast — 


Watch the LIVE WEBCAST starting at 1 pm, Eastern, Saturday, November 18, 2017
in partnership with
Georgetown University Hospital, GRACE presents
2017 Advances in Immunotherapy: What Lung Cancer Patients Need to Know


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Denise Brock

Join Us! 2017 Advances in Immunotherapy: What Lung Cancer Patients Need to Know


The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)
in partnership with Georgetown University Hospital
is pleased to present

2017 Advances in Immunotherapy: What Lung Cancer Patients Need to Know

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 | 1 – 3:30 pm; Leavey Center at Georgetown Hospital 
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, WASHINGTON, DC
View the Agenda
Register to Attend the Forum Live or via the Live Webcast
Suggested donation $15




How does immunotherapy work? Presented by Alex Spira, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. Virginia Cancer Specialists



Who should get immunotherapy for lung cancer? Presented by Benjamin Levy, MD Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital



What are the side effects? Presented by Stephen Liu, MD Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital




Navigating clinical trials? Panel discussion


Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.

GRACE would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this program


Denise Brock

Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Patient Forum 2017 – Presentations and Handouts


Videos from the webcast Targeted Therapies Patient Forum 2017 are available for viewing, and for those who prefer to read the material, GRACE has made all speaker presentations and handouts available.  We have also included links to helpful social media and patient groups.  

Again, huge thanks to all of the faculty who spent their Saturday in Cleveland with our community, and thanks also to those organizations who sponsored this event – Astra Zeneca, Takeda, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ignyta, Novartis, Genentech, Caris, and Guardant Health.  

We started the day out with a warm welcome from our Forum Chair – Dr. Nathan Pennell.  For the full agenda, faculty list, presentations, and videos from the webcast, please visit the ‘webcast details’ page, available via this link.  For those who would like to view the presentations from the Targeted Therapies Patient Forum in Cleveland, please view and download all presentations and handouts here, or continue on for a list of what is available.   

The morning sessions kicked off with a warm welcome from Dr. Pennell.  

General Session
The Many Faces of Progression
Dr. Nathan Pennell, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center  
Pennell – The Many Faces of Progression
The Role of Local Therapy
Dr. Shirish Gadgeel, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan  
Gadgeel – Local Therapy  
Biopsies & Re-biopsies
Dr. Karen Reckamp, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Reckamp – Biopsy and Re-biopsy
The Question of Clinical Trials
Dr. Alice Shaw, Massachusetts General Hospital
Shaw – Question of Clinical Trials
The Crossroads:
Local Therapy, Chemo, Targeted  Therapy, or Immunotherapy?
Panel Discussion with Drs. Pennell,  Gadgeel, Reckamp, and Shaw, and patients John Cherol (EGFR), Matt  Hiznay (ALK), and Sara Whitlock (RET), Moderator: Dr. H. (Jack) West
After lunch the breakout discussions continued: 
Dr. Alice Shaw, Dr. Shirish Gadgeel, and Matt Hiznay, ALK patient
Shaw ALK/ROS1 Breakout  
Gadgeel – ALK Breakout
Hiznay ALK Breakout 
ROS1ders Information
ALK-positive NSCLC: ALK Positive
“ALK Positive” on Facebook (closed group): 
“ALK Positive Outreach” on Facebook (public group):
ROS1-positive cancer (any cancer):  The ROS1ders
“ROS1 Positive (ROS1+) Cancer” on Facebook (private group):
“ROS1 Cancer Research Forum” on Facebook (public community):
“The ROS1ders” website:
ROS1ders Information
Dr. Nathan Pennell, Dr. H. (Jack) West, and John Cherol, EGFR patient
West – EGFR Acquired Resistance  
Pennell – EGFR Initial Treatment
EGFR-positive NSCLC
“LUNGevity EGFR Group” on Facebook (closed group):
EGFR-positive patients who have developed resistance to at least one TKI
EGFR Resisters Lung Cancer Patient Group” on Facebook:
EGFR-positive Exon 20 insertion cancer (any cancer)
“Exon20 Group” website
Dr. Karen Reckamp, Dr. Vamsidhar  Velcheti, and Sara Whitlock, RET patient 
Reckamp – MET-RET-BRAF breakout
Velceti – MET RET Breakout
RET-positive NSCLC
“LUNGevity RET Group” on Facebook:
The day concluded with the afternoon general session: 
General Session
Managing the Cost of Cancer Care
Dr. James P. Stevenson, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Stevenson -Managing the Cost of Cancer Care
Patient to Patient Mentoring
Kathryn Sefcek, MHA, 4th Angel Mentoring Program  
4th Angel Mentoring Program Information
4th Angel Mentoring Program
Caveat Emptor: Assessing Cancer Information from Sources of  Varying Quality  
Dr. H. (Jack) West, Swedish Cancer Institute & Founder of  cancerGRACE, and Janet Freeman-Daily, ROS1 patient,  #LCSM Twitter Chat co- moderator, Cure  Today contributor, blogger.
West – Caveat Emptor: Assessing Cancer Information from Sources of Varying Quality
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Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.

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