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Why Should I Participate in the Patient Registry?

The Life Raft Group’s Patient Registry gives GIST patients an opportunity to contribute to finding a cure by sharing information on their medical status, treatments and side effects. This information is kept in a comprehensive [...]

By |2016-03-14T14:13:02-04:00September 20th, 2012|Clinical Trials, Patient Registry, Tissue Bank|

GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank: Patients and Scientists Working Together For A Cure

This webcast deals with the LRG Tissue Bank, which is a partnership between twelve internationally-renowned GIST researchers and the Life Raft Group’s Patient Registry.

By |2013-04-18T11:43:49-04:00July 8th, 2009|Patient Registry, Research, Tissue Bank, Webcast|

KIT and PDGFRA Mutations in GIST: A to Z

This is part one of a two-part series on “KIT and PDGFRA kinase mutations in GIST: from A to Z”. In this newsletter, Dr. Heinrich will provide a background on the role of kinase mutations in GIST, focusing largely on the biological and clinical implications of these mutations. In part two (which will be featured in the July 2007 edition of the newsletter, following the special “Five-year anniversary” edition),

GIST Research – Correlation of Target Kinase Genotype with Clinical Activity of Imatnib Mesylate in KIT Patients

GIST patients with a particular genetic mutation are more likely to respond to Gleevec than those without the mutation, reported Dr. Michael C. Heinrich at one of the plenary sessions of the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held May 14-17 in Orlando, Florida.

By |2018-07-08T19:05:45-04:00May 11th, 2007|Tissue Bank|