Your life is our life's work

The Grace Gawler Institute for Cancer Survivorship and Research

What we Do

Patient advocacy:

*Assist patients who have fallen through the “support” gap.*
*Encourage better communication between patients & their health professionals. 
*Help patients and families to more effectively navigate the complex cancer maze.


*Navigate patients to access state-of-the-art treatments & cancer experts.
Help patients to maintain well-being, build emotional & psychological resilience and develop tools for managing the trauma & stress associated with their diagnosis. 

How we do it

Bridging the gaps in Cancer Care we offer...

*Beyond Assembly Line Medicine – Access to Innovative Cancer Treatment Hubs 

*Survivorship Care Plans – Access to dedicated cancer management 

*Second Opinions – Access to Advanced Diagnostics

*Minimally invasive treatmentsAccess to targeted treatments

*Personalised Cancer Navigation – Access to Health Restoration, Wellbeing and Resilience Strategies

Be Discerning – Your life depends upon the truth…

Grace recommends you validate the credentials, claims & experience of practitioners or cancer entrepreneurs who say they cured their cancer naturally. Sadly; most of the patients seeking our help have previously been seriously misled in this way.

The Grace Gawler Institute“The Grace Gawler Institute offers you guided and coordinated access to some of Australia’s most advanced cancer therapies and treatments,” says Grace Gawler, author, cancer patient advocate, cancer navigator and nutritional adviser, with 46 years cancer support experience. The Grace Gawler Institute is an independent, not-for-profit that can provide patients with un-biased guidance.

A citizen scientist & pioneer of supportive care cancer medicine, Grace co-founded Australia’s first cancer support groups. Her patient advocacy in Australia & New Zealand saw Grace receiving the inaugural Rotary International Jean Harris Award for services towards advancing the role of women in society; the highest honour Rotary bestows on a non-Rotarian. 

Grace’s experience as care giver, cancer patient & veteran of 28 complex surgeries underpins her unique approach to the art & science of supportive care cancer medicine.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:  Podcast BBC, UK. Grace interview. Attitudinal Strategies for Survival

2021: Due to Covid-19 Video Consultations Only

Lost in the cancer maze? We invite you to explore Cancer Recovery & Survivorship Outside the Box with the Grace Gawler Institute. We help you effectively navigate the local & global cancer maze, via our unique referral service & guidance.

Video Consultations:
The first step is a video consultation with Grace Gawler, who will fully explain our cancer navigation services. Next; we’ll assist you to create a personalised Survivorship Care Plan built around the 5 points below.  

Endorsement by Fairlie – Breast Cancer Survivor

Grace is the “missing link” in the complex world of multi-disciplinary cancer management & treatment. Her ability to see the whole landscape of treatment & care options both nationally & internationally is unparalleled! Her depth of knowledge, broad experience base, compassionate character, plus her intellectually curious & rigorous nature; make her an anomaly in the field.

Endorsement by Robert – Long Term Survivor 

My  original diagnosis in 2013 showed a parotid tumour. I had a neck dissection diagnosed with SCC with metastases in lung. The prognosis was poor. Grace organised special immune therapy in Japan, 2015 after previous treatments here failed to halt progression of my metastases. Grace continues to advise me after my return. Still healthy in 2020; my family and I thank Grace and most sincerely. I now have a second chance at life.

Introducing our Boutique Patient Empowerment Model

Survivorship Care Plans

Globally Unique Five-Point Survivorship Care Plans – Highly Personalised 

Here’s how we do it…

1. Genomic & DNA Cancer Testing

Access to referrals for multi-gene panel cancer DNA analysis for discovery of targeted treatments. More

2. Personalised Targeted Treatments 

Access to minimally invasive cancer treatments in Australia, includes innovative radiotherapies. More

3. Gene Based Nutrition Plans

DNA tests eliminate practitioner guesswork using personalised gene analysis. More

4. Cell-based Personalised Vaccines 

For GGI navigated patients only. Treatments in Asia paused due to Covid-19 are now opening. More

5. Coordinate Plan, Guide & Support 

20,000+ patients have received effective support during our founder’s 46 years of cancer service. More

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Lifestyle Medicine

Targeted Cancer Nutrition & Complementary Medicines: Our all-round approach includes innovative oncology with prescribed complementary medicine. Using genetic analysis your complementary medicine can be highly personalised rather than a one size fits all –  no more guesswork! 

Our Survivorship Care Plan Patients benefit from Grace’s qualifications in Botanical Science & Medicine. E:G: Eat right for your genes – Grace can introduce you to the latest nutritional gene testing; a personalised approach to nutrition. A similar gene test is available to identify how you metabolise complementary medicines which helps to avoid contraindications with conventional medicines.

Innovative & Minimally Invasive Treatments via our Local & Global Networks


Cancer experts in our global network are carefully chosen for their skill, compassion and innovation. These networks are built on earned trust.

There is collegiate respect for Grace Gawler’s knowledge & commitment to her patients. This forms the basis for ongoing collaborations.
Image left – 2019 – Grace and Pip on R & D trip to Taiwan


USA – a highly credentialed brain surgeon and researcher
Singapore – a renowned Singaporean colorectal surgeon, his oncology team and hospital – 2 sarcoma specialists and their hospitals
Germany – an acclaimed German interventional radiologist
Japan – a large Japanese hospital specialising in proton beam therapy – the Asian founder of cell-based immune therapy
Taiwan – a leading Taiwan head and neck cancer specialist – a leading researcher of medicinal mushrooms for cancer patients
Australia – experts in cyberknife – radio labelled molecule treatments – genomic oncology and pathology diagnostics – intra-abdominal pressurised chemotherapy, hi-frequency ultrasound, pancreatic surgeon and many more