OUR MISSION:

Enhancing survival and quality of life for people living with GIST through patient-powered research, education and empowerment, and global advocacy efforts.

These are our Core Values:

What’s in the Patient Section?

What’s in the Powered Section?

What’s in the For Life Section?

Real World Evidence In Action

PROJECT InterGR

Traditional models for cancer research have resulted in many breakthrough treatments for patients, but it is not enough. Project InterGR, the LRG’s approach to research through real world evidence, relies on timely, accurate data from the patient’s perspective, with patient survival as the primary objective.

GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank
GIST Trials Database
The Life Raft Group Patient Registry
SideEQ
Project Surveillance

RECENT LRG DATA

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Patients in LRG Registry
0%
of Patient Registry members know their mutation
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Total # of Tissue
0%
of LRG members know their Risk of Recurrence

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Available GIST clinical trials.

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Dr. Monica Anderson

Dr. Monica Anderson

Diagnosed in 2012 with Adult GIST.

Marc Wasserman

Marc Wasserman

Diagnosed in 2006 with Adult GIST.

Bella Rocco

Bella Rocco

Diagnosed in 2009 with Pediatric
(SDH-Deficient) GIST.

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The Life Raft Group is a community and it is up to all of us to make a difference. There are many ways to help, we always need patient tissue and data in our registry. Volunteering your time or making a monetary donation also helps us drive research forward and save lives.

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Treatment Responses in SDH-deficient GIST – LRG Science

The latest issue of LRG Science is titled, "Patient-reported Treatment Responses in Known/Likely SDH-deficient GISTS: An Analysis of The Life Raft Group Observational Registry." This study highlights the very unique research role that defines The Life Raft Group. Subscribe to LRG Science by emailing mgarland@liferaftgroup.org with the subject line SUBSCRIBE LRG SCIENCE.

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17th NIH Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic Held

By |October 7th, 2019|

The 17th Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic was held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on September 25-27, 2019. The Clinic was a collaboration amongst researchers, specialists, patient advocates, patients, and family members, with the goal of furthering the knowledge of SDH-deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal (GIST) tumors in order to develop more effective therapies.

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To contact The Life Raft Group, please call 973-837-9092