An LRG GIST Mentor helps patients and their caregivers through their GIST journey – from receiving a diagnosis to navigating different resources of information, support, treatment options, side effects, etc.
GIST Survivor is a private group and only members can see who is in the group and what is posted. The group is for GIST survivors who are searching for a cure and living well along the way. Currently 1,235 people are members of the group and this number is increasing daily.
The Life Raft Group held a GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Portland, at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), on June 22nd, 2019. Top GIST specialists presented the latest on research and treatment options and provided a comprehensive review of the science behind GIST.
The Life Raft Group held a GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Tampa, at Moffitt Cancer Center, on May 16th, 2019. This was the first GDOL presented in Tampa. GDOLs are free, one-day programs [...]
[Please note that GIST Peer Support program has been renamed the GIST Mentor Program 11.5.19]. Last month, we posted information on our new program to support our members. The GIST Peer Program is an additional support system to help patients and their caregivers through a very difficult time in their lives. Why? They may just be finding out they or a loved one has GIST, or they are experiencing a recurrence and they want to be able to talk with someone.
GIST Day of Learning The Life Raft Group held a GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Los Angeles, California on February 18th, 2019. GDOLs are free, one-day programs that provide both education and support [...]
Each one of our members has a unique story to tell, but they all reflect the intrinsic courage of those who face the challenges of cancer head on, with dignity, strength and passion for [...]
Dr. Baker presenting at Michigan GDOL The Life Raft Group held its first GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Michigan on October 27th in Ann Arbor. GDOLs are free, one-day programs that [...]
The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) Steering Committee gathered in Washington, D.C. on September 25th to discuss how clinical trials fit within scientific strategies to address public health priorities, review the portfolio of initiatives, [...]
The Life Raft Group was proud to celebrate the 9th anniversary of our biennial Life Fest conference. At this unique event, patients and caregivers have the opportunity to gather for a weekend of camaraderie [...]