In 2015, we continued to commit funding for our research team in spite of a challenging fundraising landscape. Our research team held a two-day meeting at the Cleveland Clinic, outlining two key projects: A manuscript [...]
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 [...]
In early May, the LRG Research Team held a two-day in-person meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Cleveland Clinic, where I conduct my research. Two primary aims of the meeting were to work on a [...]
The GIST Group Switzerland recently awarded its Science Prize to Dr. Anette Duensing, Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and a member of the LRG’s Research Team. GIST Group Switzerland, [...]
A recent study from MD Anderson provides insight into a protein complex that plays a significant role in cancer. In the study at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center, similarities were drawn between [...]
In addition to spending time catching up with fellow patients and caregivers and attending the myriad of useful workshops featured at Life Fest 2014, participants were treated to an update of what is new in [...]
Avatar mice are becoming important allies in cancer research. A research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital has been studying cancer using a new type of lab mouse that can host human cancer cells. The [...]
Prior to 2000, surgery was the only known effective treatment for advanced GIST.
From October 30th to November 2nd the Life Raft Group staff members attended the annual Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) Meeting in NYC.
With the advent of Imatinib, tremendous progress has been made in the treatment of patients with GIST.