1 05, 2020

Dr. Gina D’Amato, GIST Specialist, Talks Advances in Sarcoma

By |2020-05-01T11:40:35-04:00May 1st, 2020|Mutational Testing, News, Research|

In a recent post by Oncology Nursing News, Dr. Gina D'Amato, associate professor and assistant director of Clinical Research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, discusses the evolution of treatment in sarcoma, the use of NGS, and predictive and prognostic biomarkers under investigation in the space.

5 05, 2021

Annual Report 2020

By |2021-05-10T19:47:15-04:00May 5th, 2021|Annual Report, News|

Our theme for 2020 was Hope. 2020 presented a challenge to us all, but most especially to our patients and caregivers who are seeking to survive this rare cancer. In 2020, The Life Raft Group needed to provide a lifeline to our community, and to offer them hope in the form of increased support as we navigate the challenges of living in a COVID-19 world. #GISTHope

17 11, 2020

Words of Wisdom from Women in Sarcoma

By |2020-12-04T09:32:36-05:00November 17th, 2020|Events, News|

We asked the amazing honorees of the first annual Women in Sarcoma Gala some personal questions to help us learn more about them, and their experiences. Have you RSVP'd for the Gala on Dec. 10 at 6PM ET? RSVP today for this free, virtual event, to be held in loving memory of GISTer Nikki Morales.

13 11, 2020

Recognizing Our Women in Sarcoma Gala Honorees 2020

By |2020-12-11T14:11:28-05:00November 13th, 2020|Events, News|

The Women in Sarcoma Gala, the culmination of the Women in Sarcoma series for 2020, will recognize medical professionals who have made an exceptional difference in the lives of GIST patients and their families. In addition, we will also honor two amazing sarcoma patients who have met the challenge their disease presented and have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the rare disease community.

18 09, 2020

New Horizons GIST 2020

By |2020-09-18T11:27:11-04:00September 18th, 2020|Advocacy, Global, News|

The New Horizons GIST 2020 Virtual Meeting kicked off on Thursday September 10th at 8am EST. Meeting since 2003, these patient advocates for various cancers split off to a GIST-only meeting several years ago. This year’s meeting, originally planned for Berlin, Germany, was held virtually September 10-12th.

25 06, 2020

Heroes on the Frontline: Dr. Jonathan Trent

By |2020-06-25T12:51:22-04:00June 25th, 2020|News, Newsletter, Patient Support|

The LRG was fortunate to get a few minutes with GIST specialist, Jonathan Trent, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, who shared his experience with his patients over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic.

4 05, 2020

Sarcoma & COVID-19: Your Questions Answered

By |2020-07-01T21:32:05-04:00May 4th, 2020|GIST Education, Video|

This webinar, Sarcoma & COVID-19: Your Questions Answered, produced by the Sarcoma Alliance, originally aired on May 2, 2020 and is available here for viewing. Hear advice from GIST Specialists on this health epidemic and how it affects GIST patients.

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