How (and Why) to Use GRACE

 

What is the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)?

 

GRACE is a nonprofit organization developed out of a commitment to improve the care that cancer patients receive by teaching patients and their families about their cancer, and the best and most current treatments. We can conquer the fear of the unknown by providing expert answers to questions directly from cancer patients and their families.

Even the best oncologist can’t be an expert in every type of cancer. GRACE doesn't intend to replace your doctors - our faculty are experts in their own specialties, and concentrate on a narrow focus of a particular cancer.  GRACE brings faculty and our 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 you and 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 topics that cut across cancer types, like radiation oncology, oncology social work, and immunotherapy. 

 

We haven’t found there to be any other source for constantly updated, interactive, and expert-mediated discussion of the details of cancer management. While there is other information on the internet, the difference is that GRACE isn’t a static site with vague recommendations written by committee.


 

What will you find here?

 

Helpful information is available in many forms. For each cancer type, there are recent posts that are regularly updated by the faculty, along with archives of prior posts arranged by date and subject.

 

In the GRACE forums, members can leave questions or comments that will be addressed primarily by our fantastic moderators, faculty, and potentially creates an informative discussion including you and other members of the GRACE community who may share your concerns and have personal insight. GRACE has truly found that some of the best information is discovered through communication between our members. All of the information on cancerGRACE.org is searchable, allowing you to find information whenever you need it. In addition, GRACE allows you to communicate with your GRACE community for support, a cyber hug, and heartfelt discussion at any time.   We want to grow and to continue to accommodate the needs of the cancer community. If you have an idea, please contact us


 
Who provides the information?

 

GRACE provides cancer information from core group of experts in their field who can provide balanced information based on the available clinical evidence. Biographical information for our faculty can be found here.  


GRACE's information is the opinion of our experts, and you may agree or disagree, just as the experts don’t always agree. But we will always strive to be balanced and credible.


We welcome questions and comments.  Please be aware that THE CONTENT ON THE cancerGRACE.org WEBSITE IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. The content on this website should not be deemed to be, or treated as, medical or health care advice, medical diagnosis, or medical treatment. You should not rely on information published on this website as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health or medical condition, you always should consult with a physician or other health care professional. Please see our full disclaimer here.  


 

Why register as a member?

 

Most of the information on this website is accessible without registering. Signing up and becoming a member allows you to leave comments, ask questions, save your favorite information to your dashboard, and receive e-mail notifications of new materials. This is a community, enriched by group participation. Members learn about each other and from each other, and we all come to care about each other. GRACE is a growing, dynamic place populated by real people and everyone has something useful to contribute.


 

How is GRACE supported?

 

GRACE is a nonprofit that depends on your support. We seek charitable grants from foundations and corporate sponsors, but we need your help. 


Your support allows GRACE to provide educational programs on the newest and updated information on cancer treatments (audio programs, online lectures, case-based panel discussions, live forums and more).

 
The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is a nonprofit organization that has been granted tax-exempt status from the IRS under section 501(c)(3) of the US tax code. Donations are tax deductible according to current tax law for 501(c)(3) organizations. Our Tax ID is 56-2676328. We will do everything we can to create the best educational resource on cancer. Your contributions go directly to GRACE programs to bring information to those who need it, for free.  Be a part of the solution! Please support GRACE!