For patients who have recently been diagnosed with cancer, donating a tissue sample is probably the last thing on their minds. But it’s an important consideration. Researchers often rely on donated tissue to advance [...]
The Life Raft Group GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank consists of a collection of tumor specimens from a large number of patients, stored at Stanford University. The advantages of having a tissue bank for a [...]
A recent report from the Institute of Medicine outlines the advantages of data sharing from clinical trials. The authors state that data sharing can lead to the discovery of new treatment modalities as well [...]
In a recently published study, Jason Sicklick, MD, surgical oncologist at University of California, San Diego Health System, and his team of researchers published their findings on the epidemiology of GIST. His findings, which have [...]
A recent article by Lindsey Cook on the US News and World Report blog discusses the value of big data, the repositories of health information that are becoming more commonplace in healthcare institutions and organizations. [...]
The time it takes between the appearance of first symptoms of a rare disease and when the correct diagnosis is given, is often years if not decades instead of days or weeks like it is [...]
In recent years we have been able to gain valuable information from the data produced by tissue donations to the GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank.
Accomplishments—Recent Progress: 1. Using mouse models, successfully attacked GIST with antibodies, essentially telling immune system to eat the cancer cells.
Join our Tissue Bank - Help the LRG in the search for a cure. Wildtype GIST tissue is needed for a current LRG Research Team project. If you or a loved one are a wildtype GIST patient, please help the LRG Research Team in its search for the cure by donating your tissue.
The LRG Research Team recently held a teleconference that focused primarily on a study the team will collaborate on and intends to publish.