Date Set For NY Walk For A CureThe Biggest GIST CANCER Event in the World, GCRF’s New York Walk For A Cure, hosted by Tania and Robert Stutman, will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Rockland Lake State Park, Congers, New York. Registration begins at 9:30 AM and the Walk begins at 10:30 AM. All are invited to attended. More details to follow.READ MORE
GCRF California Ready For Annual WalkThe San Jose Gist Cancer Walk For A Cure, hosted by Liz Chew, will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The annual Walk For A Cure will be held at Almaden Lake Park in San Jose, California from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (registration starts at 9:30 AM). More details will be posted on www.gistwalksanjose.org in the next few months.
Celebrate the Life of Jay LaegreidJoin us for the Day For Jay Benefit which supports The GIST Cancer Research Fund and celebrates the life of Jay Laegreid. Date is July 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM at The Tin Room Bar & Theater in Seattle, WA. The event is open to the public. Please feel free to spread the word and invite friends to attend. Details: Silent Auction begins at 7:00 PM • Entry is by cash donation only • Entry donation will include appetizers and two drink tickets.READ MORE
Gabby Giesler's Run For A Cure!Gabby Giesler is running 13.1 miles in the Lincoln, Nebraska, Half Marathon on May 6, 2018 to raise funds for the GCRF. Gabby’s Dad, Joe, has been diagnosed with wild-type GIST Cancer. She is running not only for her dad but also for all those patients who need a cure. Please support Gabby to raise much needed funds.READ MORE
Thank You GCRFThe OHSU Knight Cancer Institute presented a thank you award to Tania and Robert Stuntman and GCRF by Michael Heinrich, M.D. and Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D. at the Conference Highlighting Advancements in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) Research on May 9, 2017.READ MORE
Long-Term Survival Rates For GIST PatientsThe SWOG study shows strong long-term survival rates for patients with GIST. "This is a really exciting finding," said Dr. Michael Heinrich, a SWOG investigator and a professor of medicine and cell and developmental biology at Oregon Health & Science University, where SWOG is based.READ MORE
Supporting The GIST Cancer Team of Doctors, Researchers & NursesGCRF is committed to supporting the GIST Cancer Team of Doctors, Researchers and Nurses who have dedicated their lives to the treatment and cure of this deadly cancer.READ MORE
GCRF Washington WALK FOR A CUREThe Washington State Gist Cancer Walk For A Cure, hosted by Brett & Tempest Sanborn, will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The Annual Walk For A Cure will be held at Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima, Washington from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (registration starts at 10:00 AM). Please spread the word and help fight GIST Cancer.READ MORE
GIST - A Rare Orphan Cancer
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor or GIST is a rare, orphan cancer which starts in a type of tissue called the stromal or the body’s connective tissue (fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, nerves, bones or cartilage). GIST is a silent cancer often spreading before the patient has symptoms. Each year, approximately 5,000 adults in the United States alone are diagnosed with GIST Cancer. The overall five year survival rate of people diagnosed with a malignant tumor has been estimated to be 76%.
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) are so rare that the exact number of people diagnosed with these tumors each year is not known. Until the late 1990s, not much research was available about these tumors and doctors didn’t have enough information or solid markers to identify them through testing. According to the American Cancer Society, many doctors misdiagnose GIST as another type of GI cancer. The lifesaving treatment for GIST was delayed and the GIST Cancer destroyed lives.
Fox Chase Cancer Center Applauds GCRF For Its Generous Support
Margaret von Mehren, MD, Chief, Division of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Lori Rink, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Martin Belinsky, Ph.D., Staff Scientist discuss the strides in finding a cure for GIST Cancer which were made possible by the GIST Cancer Research Fund.
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