Jim Celebucki

Jim Celebucki, GRACE Community Outreach Team

A native of Chicago, Jim Celebucki holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a law degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He practiced law for 31 years, much of that time providing advice and representation to college students at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He first came to GRACE when his wife Liz was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in July, 2008. As many continue to do, he used the information provided by Dr. West and his colleagues to become knowledgeable about lung cancer and its treatment. Jim became a part of the GRACE Community Outreach Team in January, 2010 to assist Dr. West in the vital work of providing cutting-edge cancer education to patients and caregivers around the world. Liz lost her battle with lung cancer in November, 2011, but Jim has continued his work with GRACE, which helped provide him with a new life as described here.

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GRACE is celebrating 10 years! 

In recognition, we would like to introduce you to the staff and board members who are so deeply involved in bringing GRACE to life. In this video, we introduce Jim Celebucki, Forum Moderator.

Dr. H. Jack West and the GRACE community have been helping each other since before that time but in this 10th year as a non-profit, we are pleased and humbled by the feedback and graciousness of those we have the pleasure to work with, and those who have found help and support through our GRACE site.

Lisa and I have been long-time participants on GRACE – I discovered it in July, 2008 when my wife Liz was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, became a member and began posting in May, 2009 and added moderator duties in January, 2010. Lisa joined in November, 2010 when her husband Mark was also diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. During their illnesses, we received a great deal of expert information and emotional support from the GRACE faculty and community.

Forum Discussions

Original post date: 2023-06-20

Hi everyone,


I am Jim Celebucki, a member of the GRACE Community Outreach Team. I first became involved with GRACE in the Spring of 2008. My wife Liz had developed a cough. At first, we didn't

Last Activity: Mon, 07/24/2023 - 16:08
Original post date: 2023-04-18

We have recently posted a new video on the GRACE YouTube channel, in which a panel of GRACE faculty oncologists discuss the steps involved in staging a suspicious lung nodule, from initial CT scan to

Last Activity: Tue, 04/18/2023 - 15:25
Original post date: 2019-03-27

Over the past several years, one of the most active fields of research in the treatment of advanced lung cancer has been that of Targeted Therapies. Each year we see the discovery of new genetic

Last Activity: Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:48
Original post date: 2018-11-22


To GRACE members, faculty and staff,

Best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving. It's a great day to remember and be grateful for all of the good things in life. For me, every year I give thanks for

Last Activity: Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:32


Post Date: 2023-04-02

To add to Janine's exciting news, I will just note that although most GRACE content posted in

Post Date: 2022-07-06

Hi szhang,

Good to hear that the first infusion went well. As far as nausea, that often kicks in

Post Date: 2022-05-11

Hi Scrappy,

Welcome to GRACE. I'm sorry to hear about the symptoms you've been experiencing

Post Date: 2021-09-26
Original Post: Pancoast Tumor

Hi aprilbaby1,


Welcome to GRACE. I am sorry that you are experiencing these symptoms and I

Post Date: 2021-08-28

Hello PompeyPete,


Welcome to GRACE. As you were probably told by your doctor or have read in your