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A Lively Liver: Monitoring Liver Health with GIST

The liver, located under the right rib cage, is the body’s largest internal organ and acts as a factory, regulating digestion, blood content, nutrient production and storage. The liver processes all that funnels through [...]

By |2019-04-03T12:15:20-04:00February 13th, 2019|GIST Education, News, Nutrition|

Life Fest 2018 State of GIST: A Clinical Panel of Experts

State of GIST: A Clinical Panel of Experts Presented by Jason Sicklick, MD, Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego;  and the GIST Experts Panel - Markku Martti Miettinen, MD, National [...]

By |2019-03-20T09:41:54-04:00September 18th, 2018|Events, GIST Education, Video|

SoCal Support Group Meeting for GISTers

Dina Wiley, SoCal Group Leader On August 11, 2018, a group of GISTers in Southern California gathered informally to share knowledge, resources, and personal stories about their journeys with this rare disease. [...]

By |2018-10-29T13:38:03-04:00August 28th, 2018|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, GDOL, Patient Support|

New Technology Developed Which Can Predict GIST Patient’s Response to Drugs with Amazing Accuracy

Researchers have developed a test that can accurately identify over 20% of GIST patients that are unlikely to respond to currently approved treatments. In addition, it can identify which patients need a higher dose [...]

By |2019-07-03T10:48:28-04:00June 29th, 2018|GIST Education, Mutational Testing, News, Newsletter|