En un artículo publicado el 29 de septiembre de 2020 en la revista “JAMA Network Open”, Dr. Jason Sicklick, Moores Cancer Center, UCSD y sus colegas informaron que las pruebas genéticas son costo efectivas y beneficiosas para los pacientes recién diagnosticados con GIST metastásico.
In this issue of LRG Science, we highlight the power of collaboration in medicine with a recap of the Virtual Tumor Board co-hosted with the NIH. Due to the pandemic, The Life Raft Group was asked to organize a Virtual Tumor Board to assure that challenging cases were presented in order to help the patients and their treating physicians develop an effective treatment plan.
The LRG has created a program named Give Every Month (GEM). This regular system of giving, whether it is $10, $20, or $30 or more a month, will assure a consistent and steady stream of support to GIST patients and their families. Become a GEM Member Today!
The September webcast of Women in Sarcoma featured an interactive panel of women sarcoma experts sharing their expertise as powerful advocates working on behalf of those living with sarcoma.
This is the monthly update for the LRG Outreach & Engagement Department, detailing events for October and volunteer positions available.
UC San Diego Health released a post today titled, "Genetic Testing Cost Effective for Newly Diagnosed GIST" discussing a new paper published in JAMA Network Open by Moores Cancer Center's Dr. Jason Sicklick and colleagues which covered genetic testing for GIST patients.
In this issue of LRG Science, we release breaking news of our newest collaboration - with OHSU on the GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank. The LRG has a unique patient registry with over 2,000 members and this collaboration is an important example of the vital role patient advocacy groups and academic institutions play in bridging the gap between researchers and motivated patient populations who want to share their clinical histories and tissue to create new treatments and better outcomes.
Dr. Jonathan Trent, GIST Specialist at Sylvester Cancer Center and Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, also a GIST Specialist at Sylvester, have co-authored a book dedicated to sarcoma diagnosis and management with other sarcoma experts specifically for the purpose of giving oncologists a credible authority to 'go-to' for sarcoma knowledge.
On September 17, 2020, the Life Raft Group invited Dr. David Josephy, President of GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada, to present his highly acclaimed GIST 101: GIST Biology, Genetics and Pathology - an overview of the biology, genetics and pathology of GIST - for the members of Henzo Kenya, a patient advocacy group for GIST and CML patients in Kenya, Africa.
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.