Our mission is to enhance the survival and quality of life for people living with GIST through patient-powered research, education and empowerment, and global advocacy efforts.

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Real World Evidence In Action

Traditional models for cancer research have resulted in many breakthrough treatments for patients, but it is not enough. 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.

RECENT LRG DATA

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of LRG members know their Risk of Recurrence

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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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Flu Season 2021

By |October 14th, 2021|

Fall is finally here, and with it comes the onset of Flu Season. Flu is a difficult illness for everyone, but for cancer patients, it can be devastating. It is especially confusing in this year which continues to challenge everyone with the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its variants.

  • GIST DO IT Walk postponed

October 2nd GIST DO IT Walk NJ Postponed

By |September 9th, 2021|

The welfare of our members and staff is of utmost importance to us and due to ongoing pandemic, we have decided to take the precaution of postponing our GIST DO IT Walk which was scheduled for October 2nd.

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Thank You to Our Newest GEM!

By |September 9th, 2021|

Our GEM Donor Program has a group of new donors that will help the LRG continue the work we do with patients and #GISTresearch. Our thanks go out to our newest GEM!

Caring for the Caregiver Webinar 11-2-21

Caring for the Caregiver

November 2 @ 12:00 PM

GISTer SUPPORT GROUP

Virtual GISTer Support Group

November 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Twice Monthly Caregiver Support Group

Virtual Caregiver Support Group

November 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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