Alianza GIST and Oncoguia have formalized a new partnership to work together to benefit GIST patients in Brazil.

The first goal of this partnership is to identify GIST patients in the different regions of Brazil, contact them and give them information about the disease, educate them on their treatment, give them emotional support and guide them on the best ways to access treatment.

Brazilian GIST patients will greatly benefit from this partnership because through Oncoguia they will have access to updated information that Alianza GIST and the Life Raft Group have on the latest advances in research and GIST treatments.

Also, GIST patients will have access to specific diagnostic tests, such as mutational testing of their tissue samples. We hope that this partnership will be successful and lead to regular meetings with patients, formation of a center of excellence for GIST and creation of quality control of procedures for testing of tissue samples.