GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada held its 3rd Annual Day of Learning on October 18, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, BC. Speakers includes Dr. [...]
A Wildtype GIST Clinic has been announced by the National Institutes of Health, USA. The upcoming “Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic” at the NIH is scheduled for June, 10th-12th, 2015. There are spots available for [...]
With the beautiful mountains of Switzerland and Lake Zurich in the background, 44 GIST Patient representatives from 28 countries and 32 patient groups/organizations convened in Zurich for the New Horizons GIST meeting from May 14-17, 2014.
Over 80 GISTers and their loved ones gathered from all over to attend the 3rd annual GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) in Miami, held on February 9, to hear from the team of experts at University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center.
GIST Day of Learning (GDOL) Miami 2014 was a huge success. Click the link below to view some photos from the event.
Alianza GIST has set forth a plan to strengthen the coalition in Latin America. Keep reading for the official press release and more information about Alianza GIST.
Alianza GIST thanks all those who participated in the online seminar in Spanish, “Comprendiendo Los Tumores Del Estroma Gastro Intestinal (GIST) Desde Lo Basico A La Clinica,” presented by Dr. Matías Chacón of the Instituto Alexander Fleming de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Alianza GIST also launched a new social networking community where GIST patients and caregivers can login to the Comunidad de Alianza GIST and chat with each other about relevant topics related to their cancer. There is also functionality where each country organization has a “Group” set up where they can communicate internally with their members. At the moment, this comunidad site is only available in Spanish.
Alianza GIST, in partnership with the Life Raft Group, The Max Foundation, and Tecnológico de Monterrey hosted an event for Latin American physicians on Sunday June 5th at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference (ASCO). The meeting drew physicians from many countries as they discussed best practices in Latin America for GIST and convened a Tumor Board with case discussions.
At the end of 2009, The Life Raft Group proudly announced the foundation of an important initiative, the Latin American GIST Coalition, now called Alianza GIST. Currently comprised of twelve countries, this group of patient advocates from across Latin America has formed a partnership dedicated to improving the survival and lives of GIST patients in Latin America.