Although GRACE charges no user fees for the information we provide, we do have costs which need to be covered and we depend on user contributions to cover at least a part of those costs.
Here is an easy way to help support GRACE at no cost to you. If you shop at Amazon (and these days It seems that just about everyone does) start your shopping at smile.amazon.com (rather than just amazon.com). On your first visit, you can designate a charitable organization, to which Amazon will make a contribution for each purchase you make. Just search for “Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education” and designate GRACE as your recipient of the Amazon donation. Then every time you shop, start at smile.amazon.com. It won’t cost you anything, and you will help Dr. West and GRACE continue its mission to provide quality cancer information to those who need it. GRACE helped me a great deal during my late wife’s battle with cancer, and with your help I’d like to see GRACE continue to do so.
As always, thank you for your support!
Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa