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Collaboration Lays the Groundwork for Breakthroughs in GIST

This article originally appeared in the January 30th edition of Cure Today. Less than two decades ago, Gleevec (imatinib) drastically changed the frontline treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). However, as patients [...]

By | 2018-07-24T09:35:53+00:00 February 24th, 2017|News, Newsletter, Research|

How to be a GIST Hero: Donating Tissue for GIST Research

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 research [...]

By | 2018-08-01T10:26:29+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Newsletter, Research, Tissue Bank|

GIST Collaborative Tissue Bank: A researcher’s perspective

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 rare [...]

By | 2018-07-31T10:37:57+00:00 February 10th, 2016|News, Newsletter, Research, Tissue Bank|

LRG patient registry: powerful tool for patients, physicians and researchers

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 [...]

By | 2015-11-05T10:07:39+00:00 October 24th, 2014|News, Patient Registry, Research, Tissue Bank|

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