Alianza GIST and Fundacion GIST Chile are going all out to raise awareness for GIST Awareness Day. Launched in 2014, GIST Awareness Day is a global effort to bring awareness about GIST, (Gastrointestinal Stromal [...]
As we celebrate our 15th year as a non-profit, we at the Life Raft Group would like to share 15 wishes we have for the New Year. Won’t you help us make [...]
The Life Raft Group had the pleasure of hosting the global New Horizons GIST meeting this year in our Wayne, New Jersey office. This international meeting traditionally gathers global GIST advocates with the shared [...]
On November 26, 2016, patient advocacy organizations in Chile came together at the School of Medicine at the University of San Sebastian in Santiago, Chile for a seminar entitled "Clinical Studies, Clinical Guidelines and Patient [...]
As many of you know, The Life Raft Group has developed a sophisticated database to track GIST patients around the world and we have learned many lessons along the way. We have observed first-hand the [...]
Representatives from ten Latin American countries gathered on May 17 in Miami, Florida, for the sixth annual meeting of Alianza GIST to discuss issues related to advocacy work in their region, last year’s accomplishments [...]
Advocacy for GIST patients is a vital part of the work the Life Raft Group undertakes, but there are advocacy “superheroes” out there, going above and beyond to ensure that all GIST patients receive the [...]
Alianza GIST members from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Venezuela, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain joined representatives from the Life Raft Group in Zurich, Switzerland from May 14 to 17. The major focus of the meeting was to develop a new methodology in order to move towards Alianza GIST autonomy.
Alianza GIST had the opportunity to give two presentations at the Fifth International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5) in Lima, Peru at the beginning of November.