The Life Raft Group 2018-10-15T13:12:56+00:00

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.

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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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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    Night to Fight Cancer

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