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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:

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.

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Dr. Monica Anderson

Dr. Monica Anderson

Diagnosed in 2012 with Adult GIST.

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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 Announces an Innovative Consortium to Accelerate Cancer Research at the Biden Cancer Summit

By | September 21st, 2018|

WAYNE, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2018) - The Life Raft Group announces at the Biden Cancer Summit a new initiative [...]

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A New Lifeline – The Pediatric & SDH-Deficient GIST Consortium

By | September 21st, 2018|

The Life Raft Group is excited to cast a new lifeline to increase the quality of life and survival rates of [...]

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Coping with End of Life Issues

By | September 13th, 2018|

Although breakthroughs in cancer treatment have contributed to longer survival rates, the reality is that sometimes treatments stop working, and a [...]

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The Life Raft Group Research Model

By | September 6th, 2018|

Patient-provided, patient-focused data from the Patient Registry has been a core component of the LRG’s research model. Out of the foundation [...]

Sarcoma & GIST: Education Symposium

September 29 @ 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Michigan GDOL 2018

Michigan GDOL 2018

October 27 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

NTFC

Night to Fight Cancer

November 7 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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  1. Sarcoma & GIST: Education Symposium

    September 29 @ 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
  2. Michigan GDOL 2018

    Michigan GDOL 2018

    October 27 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  3. NTFC

    Night to Fight Cancer

    November 7 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM