We are a committed group, extremely dedicated to our mission. GRACE is honored to work with distinguished faculty from all over the world.

John Cherol was diagnosed in January 2016 with Stage IV EGFR+ lung cancer at the age of 28. He started Gilotrif (afatinib) and acquired resistance after 14 months. Luckily a blood test showed he developed the t790m mutation and he started Tagrisso in April of this year. He’s also been treated for nine brain mets with Gamma Knife at the Cleveland Clinic.

 

John is a graduate of Youngstown State...

Dr. Wakelee is an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University in the Division of Oncology where she is the co-leader of the lung cancer disease management group. Her focus is in clinical research in lung cancer patients, and she has a particular interest in anti-angiogenesis agents. Dr. Wakelee is the principal investigator of the ongoing International Lung Cancer Intergroup Trial E1505...

After graduating from Oregon Health & Science University with her medical degree, Dr. Rachel Sanborn completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Then she returned to Portland for her Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Oregon Health & Science University. She is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine.

Dr. Sanborn is the...

Boone Wilder Goodgame, MD, grew up in Uganda, where his father taught at the nation’s only medical school. He moved to Texas at age 14, where he completed high school. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in mechanical engineering, and completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Goodgame completed his residency in internal medicine...

Dr. Melissa Johnson is Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Melissa Johnson is an Assistant Professor now at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by her residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell...

Christine M. Walko, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP is a Personalized Medicine Specialist at the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and is also Associate Professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. She is also the Chair of the Clinical Genomics Action Committee (CGAC) and an Attending on the Personalized...

Sara was diagnosed with stage IV RET+ lung cancer in 2010. Traditional chemo and radiation followed with great success. In the years since Sara has been on and off treatment several times. She is currently taking nivolumab and doing very well. Sara lives in Dayton, OH with her husband, JD, and two daughters Katie and Elena. Katie just headed off to college at Washington University in St. Louis...

Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, is a staff Physician of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and staff physician in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. His specialty areas include lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymic tumors and the use of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Velcheti’s clinical and...

James P. Stevenson, MD, is currently a Staff Physician at the Cleveland Clinic where he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Taussig Cancer Institute Department of Hematology and Oncology.

Dr. Stevenson received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA and completed his internship in medicine at the University of...