Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)

Cancer GRACE

The Need
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is a nonprofit organization developed to democratize cutting-edge information on cancer management and provide it directly to patients. The medium for this communication is their website and it's user forums. Their WordPress multi-site reached a point of limitation and risk and was no longer serving the organization's needs. It was time to rethink, rebuild and upgrade the website and the content management system behind it to better serve the organization and it's constituents now and into the future.
The Result
Leveraging a user interface, user experience study Blink, a UX research and design firm, and followed up with Fuse IQ's own discovery and analysis process, we recommended a redesign and rebuild of the website in the Drupal content management system. We developed a robust, extensible, mobile responsive site from the ground up.
About the Project
GRACE logo

Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is a nonprofit organization that was developed as a means of improving the overall medical care for cancer patients by democratizing cutting edge information on optimal cancer management and providing it directly to patients. The organization sought to greatly improve the usability, design and organization of their website in a current content management technology to serve them now and into the future. In addition to the critical goal of cancer education, the community aspect of the site - the user forums was also a top need.

screenshot of GRACE homepage
Challenge #1
Migrate an existing Wordpress Multisite into a new Drupal CMS

The organization began with cancer education and user forums a decade ago and over time their platform evolved, combining totally separate sites, databases and technologies. Eventually this evolved into a single WordPress multi-site configuration. This multisite was built by developers that were no longer involved and was configured in a manner that made maintenance, change and expansion of the site quite challenging. In addition to figuring out how to migrate important content into a new design and information architecture, we also manually exported content out of the old site and into the new site.

Challenge #2
Migrate a large amount of content from a site in a different format and technology to a completely new platform and site structure.

In order to move selected sections and types of content to the new site without a time consuming, manual cut and paste process, we developed custom scripts to export the content out of the WordPress site and into the new Drupal website.