This Support Group will be held at 10am Pacific Time/1pm Eastern.
Join us on Saturday, December 10, at 10:00 am PST. Make yourself comfortable at your computer, laptop, tablet, etc. and participate in what will be a very helpful and informative meeting.
The Life Raft Group is offering a virtual California Support Group with Southern California Leader Dina Wiley, PhD. The group will meet to talk to each other, discuss individual GIST issues, and get answers to questions. This will enable you to not only get some relief from the worry of GIST, but to also help others, as well. We are, after all, in the same life raft, and we are each needed to pull together. When we do, wonderful things happen!
And here’s the best part — we will have a very special guest – Dr. Michael Heinrich, Oregon Health & Science University.
About the Group Leader:
Dina Wiley – Dina is a long-time Southern California LRG Support Group Leader. Read about Dina’s GIST journey here
About Our Special Guest:
Michael Heinrich, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
Dr. Heinrich’s research includes both preclinical identification of novel molecular targets and testing of new agents in the laboratory and the clinic. This includes both genomics research using high-throughput gentoyping to identify oncogenic mutations and testing of new compounds in cellular and biochemical assays. Dr. Heinrich’s laboratory is particularly expert in the analysis of inhibitors of oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinases such as KIT, PDGFRA and FLT3.