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 [...]
By Malcolm Sutherland Life Raft Group Canada (LRGC) held its 6th Annual GIST Day of Learning on October 21, 2-17 in Toronto. Topics Topics included: “Highlights from New Horizons GIST Conference”, presented by LRGC President [...]
Life Raft Group Canada is mourning the loss of our dearly loved Vice-President, Lynn Burrows. Lynn was always a light-hearted and optimistic woman, in spite of her decade of struggle with GIST. Her smile could [...]
David Josephy On behalf of The Life Raft Group USA and Life Raft Group Canada, I attended the Sarcoma & GIST 2016 meeting organized by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) [...]
David Josephy On August 13th the LRG presented its most highly attended webcast to date, “GIST 101: Understanding the Basics and Biology Behind GIST”. The webcast was presented by longtime friend of [...]
GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada held its 3rd Annual Day of Learning on October 18, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, BC. Speakers includes Dr. [...]
With the beautiful mountains of Switzerland and Lake Zurich in the background, 44 GIST Patient representatives from 28 countries and 32 patient groups/organizations convened in Zurich for the New Horizons GIST meeting from May 14-17, 2014.
Life Raft Group, Canada has just issued Vol. 3, Issue 2, of its Newsletter. This issue is 8 pages in length, and features several interesting articles.
LRG Canada held it’s first GIST Day of Learning in November and Dr. David Josephy had nothing but great things to say the event...
In November 2000, just after her 16th wedding anniversary with husband, Michael, Elsie Hernandez’s CT scan showed a mass that appeared to be pancreatic cancer; immediate surgery was needed. Elsie, a mathematician, told her students at the Technological Institute in Costa Rica that she had to leave, accepted her colleagues’ well-wishes and scheduled her tumor removal. A week later she had a diagnosis: GIST.