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.
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
#thrivingtogether…living with GIST
Our theme for this year is Thriving Together and we are going to illustrate that concept throughout the year by sharing the celebrations, triumphs, and milestones that our community is experiencing while living with GIST.
Patient of the Month – February 2023: Randy Heiman
Each member has a unique story, but all reflect the intrinsic courage of one facing the challenge of GIST. Randy Heiman shares his story. #thrivingtogether
We’re Hiring – Join the LRG Team!
The LRG has an opening for a new position titled Associate Development Manager. This is a hybrid position that reports directly to the Chief Development & Involvement Officer and will focus on, but is not limited to, donor relations and fundraising.
Join the LRG’s Vision – Thriving Together in 2023
The Life Raft Group is thankful to those who so generously supported us in 2022 and we hope you continue to support our new initiatives in 2023. #thrivingtogether
Progress in Precision Medicine for GIST Patients
These new data were presented by Dr. Sebastian Bauer and Dr. Breelyn A. Wilky during the 2023 January ASCO Plenary Series from the INTRIGUE Efficacy Results of ctDNA Analysis for GIST Patients.
Caregiver of the Month – January 2023: Andrea Mantilla
Each member has a unique story, but all reflect the intrinsic courage of one facing the challenge of GIST. Andrea Mantilla shares her story. #thrivingtogether