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Denise Brock

Denise has over 30 years of varying experience in the healthcare arena.  In August 2009 she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as one of its first employees.  She has grown with the organization and now oversees the operational movement of programs, efficiency, and effectiveness within the organization, as well as the daily processes and functions.  


Please note! We have extended the application period - apply before July 15 to be a part of the Clinical Trials Experiences Through Storytelling - Patient Perspectives 2023-24 Program
We have extended the application period for this program! Apply before July 15 to be considered for participation in this paid program - 2023-24 Patient Perspectives Program - Clinical Trials Experiences Through Storytelling
Denise Brock
Tell your story!  Apply now for the Clinical Trials Experiences through Storytelling Program
Please note!  We have extended the application deadline! Apply by July 15, 2023 to be considered!
We are excited to launch our third year of this program; tell your story and help us help others!

Apply Online Now for this paid opportunity to tell your story!



GRACE Patient Perspectives: Clinical Trials Experiences Storytelling Program Overview


The goal of this Patient Perspectives program is to give a voice to those who have experience in participating in a clinical trial for a cancer diagnosis.  By telling your story, you can educate others on the process, discuss your difficulties and share your accomplishments.  Your voice helps to educate and advocate for others who are in or who may be considering a clinical trial.  This is a paid opportunity and you will receive a stipend for your participation!

Storytelling will take the form of written, video and/or audio/podcast to reach the largest audience.  GRACE staff will coach and support participants on digital outreach and advocacy. 


All people currently enrolled in, or with past enrollment in, a clinical trial for a cancer diagnosis are welcome and encouraged to apply. GRACE’s designated committee will review the nominees and select up to 3 applicants for participation in the 2023-24 program.


Who is GRACE?


The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE, is a non-profit organization founded by leading Thoracic Oncologist, Dr. Howard (Jack) West, in 2007.  GRACE’s mission is to provide expert-mediated information directly to people with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers to empower them to become direct partners in their cancer treatment.  We currently produce over 300 short videos each year, reaching our community in over 190 countries. 


Benefits of Participation


Applicants selected for this year’s program will work closely with GRACE staff to develop new educational content and learn new communication skills through the storytelling process.
Participants will receive training on digitally distributed content, social media and other platforms.  Participants work will be highlighted and shared by GRACE, our network of established leaders in the oncology community, and GRACE board members with an array of interests and connections.    

Participants will receive a stipend, training in communication and media platforms, and a tech ‘package’.  




Participants will work with GRACE to develop program formats and production and will present a proposal based on their experience in a clinical trial program.  Participants will be expected to attend (via ZOOM) regular monthly meetings throughout the program year to learn and to discuss their ideas. A minimum of three (3) media productions per participant will be expected by the end of the program.  

Ideal Candidates


People who are navigating a cancer diagnosis, who are currently or have been involved in a clinical trial, and who have a passion for helping others and telling their stories are ideal for this program.  


Applicants should have a particular interest and passion for communications, sharing experiences, storytelling, and patient education.  People looking for a way to give back to the cancer community, who exhibit strong written and oral communication skills coupled with a passion for sharing experiences in order to educate and advocate will thrive in this program.   GRACE will guide them through boosting their voice to advocate for themselves and others in the cancer community.     


2023 is our third year for this program, and we are excited to continue to generate a platform for patient advocacy and sharing patient education in the area of clinical trials.  

All application forms must be submitted by July 15, 2023 for consideration. Applicants will be contacted by August 15, 2023, with information regarding acceptance and the next steps.

To apply online please click here OR download the above attached pdf form and email it to

Any questions, please contact Denise Brock at or 888-501-1025 x2.

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