The LRG, in collaboration with the Pediatric & SDH-Deficient GIST Consortium and key opinion leaders among the GIST pathology community (with Dr. Brian Rubin taking the lead), played a significant role in changing CAP Guidelines. CAP Guidelines are protocols for pathologists to instruct them on the process of diagnosing a disease based on tumor tissue samples.
This is the photo gallery for the New Horizons GIST Conference for 2019 held in NJ and hosted by the Life Raft Group. This international meeting aims to unify the global GIST patient advocacy community with key opinion leaders and facilitate ways to increase survival worldwide.
These are some memorable photos from Salud con Datos 2019. On May 7th, representatives from Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and The Life Raft Group assembled for the annual Salud con Datos meeting in Wayne, NJ. [...]
OVAC is a coalition of over 50 nonprofit cancer organizations that advocate on behalf of cancer patients to deliver a unified message to Congress and to the White House on the need for increased [...]
This GIST DO IT Walk was held in Verona, NJ on May 4th, 2019 and held in honor of GISTer Ted Wolf who passed away in July 2018. This gallery includes photos of friends, family, and staff walking to raise money for #GISTresearch.
John Abrams, our new LRG State Leader for Colorado, has a vision of helping others cope with GIST. John’s story spans a journey with three types of cancer. First, misdiagnosed in 1997 with leiomyosarcoma, [...]
WE DID IT! National Integrated Cancer Control Act is Approved! Contributed by Rod Padua / President, Touched By Max PHILIPPINES In a country of 104 million, there are approximately 141,021 new cancer cases in [...]
My Journey with GIST My name is Florence Thwagi, and I am 53-years-old. I am an Executive Board Member of Henzo Kenya, an advocacy group that creates awareness and support GIST patients in Kenya. [...]
Wendi Lax is our wonderful state leader for Maryland. She is currently residing in Maryland, where she is helping the Life Raft Group create unity among the local patients and caregivers. For many years, [...]
I never thought that I would be sitting at the same table with Senators from my country while voting for a law that will potentially dramatically change the lives of cancer patients in Chile. [...]