GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank: Patients and Scientists Working Together For A Cure

This webcast deals with the GIST Tissue Bank. Presenters: Matt van de Rijn, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, Rob West, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology, Standford University School of Medicine, and Norman Scherzer, Executive Director, The Life Raft Group
Duration: 54 minutes

The GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank is a partnership between twelve internationally-renowned GIST researchers and the Life Raft Group’s Patient Registry.  This cutting-edge project allows researchers to have access to GIST tissue linked to a patient’s GIST clinical history. The project promotes the sharing of tissue derived from paraffin tissue blocks as well as the data generated by the researchers studying the tissue. The Stanford University School of Medicine is serving as tissue repository and data host through its Tissue Microarray website.

Dr. Matt van de Rijn and Dr. Rob West of the Stanford University School of Medicine discuss how the GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank came to be and its potential impact on GIST research. Norman Scherzer, Executive Director of the Life Raft Group, talks about the patient’s role in accessing and donating tissue and how patient-provided clinical histories provide a key puzzle piece in the search for a cure. An opportunity for questions will be available at the end of the webcast.

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