Our Good News Holiday Campaign is the culmination of our year of “Time to Tell the Stories 2022.” In this series, we celebrate the connections, the celebrations, the events and milestones that we’ve been privileged to be a part of this year. Our 20th anniversary year is winding down and we are wrapping it up by spreading good news & gratitude throughout the season. Your financial donations and selfless volunteerism are what enable us to continue providing vital services to our GIST community.

Celebrating #GIST Research!

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Dr. Jason Sicklick Moore Cancer Center San Diego

Dr. Sicklick in the GIST research laboratory dedicated to the memory of GISTer Merak Melikian Hatounian.

Research is the key to finding a cure and effective treatments for a rare disease. There are many ways in which we move research forward. One of our major strategic goals is to increase contributions to scientific advancements such as publishing findings in peer-reviewed journals, aiding in the process of guidelines development and clinical trials development.

Dr. Jason Sicklick accepting a check from the LRG for his research in SDH-deficient GIST.

Dr. Jason Sicklick accepting a check from the LRG’s Deputy Executive Director Laura Occhiuzzi for his research in SDH-deficient GIST.

We also directly fund research. In this interview with researcher & surgical oncologist Dr. Jason Sicklick (Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Health) he shares about his passion for SDH-deficient GIST research.  At a recent GDOL, the LRG designated Moores Cancer Center as a Center of Excellence and presented Dr. Sicklick with a check towards his research.

Please join with us in funding research like Dr. Sicklick’s!

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You can view Dr. Sicklick’s latest presentations to patients & caregivers at Life Fest 2022:

Read about two important studies published by Dr. Sicklick’s team on SDH-deficient GIST: