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For this 2022 Program: Testing and Early Diagnosis, Drs. Devika Das, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist, UAB Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor...

PLAY ALL Videos ASCO 2022 Head and Neck Cancer In this video series Dr. Kathryn Gold, Medical Oncologist specializing in lung, head, and neck cancers...

We are proud to present this series on Clinical Trials Experiences. This unique patient education program gives a voice to patients with experience in...

We are proud to present this series on Clinical Trials Experiences. This unique patient education program gives a voice to patients with experience in...

We are proud to present this series on Clinical Trials Experiences. This unique patient education program gives a voice to patients with experience in...

ARTICLES

We are continuing to edit the extensive videos from our 8th annual live patient forum, to make them available for our community! During this event...

We are continuing to edit the extensive videos from our 8th annual live patient forum, to make them available for our community! During this event...

Please join us for OncTalk 2022 This is a FREE online event for lung cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors, with the opportunity to interact with...

GRACE has partnered with Lilly Oncology again this year for the REThink Testing Campaign for Lung Cancer Awareness Month Comprehensive Biomarker...

COMMUNITY FORUM

There are different types of breast cancer. The types are based on which breast cells turn into cancer. The types include: Ductal carcinoma, which...

Hi, my mother was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma with brain metastases 15 months ago. After all the analyses, it was determined that he has a...

Hello, One of my close relatives recently had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. They did a MRI and the doctor informed that they found traces...

Hello All, This is a reminder that GRACE is holding its annual OncTalk meeting Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Here's a link to all the info and a link to...

Hi Grace Readers, I want to share a newly published post written by one of our board members, Nancy Sladicka. It covers most of the most important...

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February is GallBladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

Gallbladder Cancer is a rare disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder.  Bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma is a rare disease in which malignant cells form in the bile ducts.  Help us to bring awareness to these rare cancers during the month of February.  Start talking and raise awareness to Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month!

Operations Director for GRACE. Have worked with cancerGRACE.org since July 2009.  Became involved as a caregiver to my best friend, and quickly came to see that GRACE is filling a need in the area of cancer education. 

Breast Cancer: What's it, Causes, Symptoms & Best Treatment

There are different types of breast cancer. The types are based on which breast cells turn into cancer. The types include:
Ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts. This is the most common type.

Lobular carcinoma, which begins in the lobules. It is more often found in both breasts than other types of cancer.
Inflammatory cancer, in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. The breast becomes warm, red, and swollen.

Oligoptogression with Alecensa

Hi, my mother was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma with brain metastases 15 months ago. After all the analyses, it was determined that he has a mutation for which he is suitable to take Alecensa-Alectinib. After the initial use, her condition improved drastically. An intermediate CT scan from more than a month ago shows progression at one point, in the primary tumor. Head metastases are smaller. So, oligoprogression is at one point. We are a little disappointed because we read that Alecensa works for up to 37 months.

Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Videos are UP

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We are continuing to edit the extensive videos from our 8th annual live patient forum, to make them available for our community! 

During this event, leading thoracic oncologists from around the world, as well as lung cancer patients who are active within the patient advocacy community, discussed subjects relevant to all targets as well as breakout sessions on rare mutations.

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Hi Grace Readers,  I want to share a newly published post written by one of our board members, Nancy Sladicka.  It covers most of the most important basic tips and tricks needed to become your own advocate in cancer care. 

 

Maybe the most important reason to have this info is because medical oncologists, even those who specialize, can not keep up with fast moving changes in every facet of the care and treatment of their patients. 

 

I joined GRACE as a caregiver for my husband who had a Pancoast tumor, NSCLC stage III in 2009. He had curative chemo/rads then it was believed he had a recurrence in the spine/oligometastasis that was radiated. He's 10 years out from treatment.

The Importance of Testing and Early Diagnosis

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For this 2022 Program: Testing and Early Diagnosis, Drs. Devika Das, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist, UAB Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham; Dr. Rana McKay, Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego; and Dr. Medhavi Gupta, Hematologist-Oncologist, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University, present the importance about Testing and Early Diagnosis in Cancer.