GIST Cancer Advisors

Together, We Can Find A Cure

GIST is a very rare form of cancer and only a few specialized doctors have the experience to identify and treat it. The GIST Cancer Research Fund has committed itself to support the GIST Cancer Team of Doctors, Researchers and Nurses who have dedicated their lives to the treatment and cure of this deadly cancer. Their affiliations with the following hospitals and cancer research centers make it possible to treat and change many GIST patients’ lives.

Brigham Woman Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institution • Boston, MA

Fox Chase Cancer Center • Philadelphia, PA

Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center • New York, NY

Oregon Health Sciences University Cancer Institute • Portland, Oregon

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center • Pittsburgh, PA

Revolutionary research has led to the discovery of a common mutation (KIT CD117) that is found in GIST patients. This mutation separates GIST from the other cancers that can affect the GI tract. This breakthrough has given oncologists valuable data required to help GIST patients fight this deadly disease.

The GIST Cancer Medical Team are very familiar with GIST patients’ unique needs, treatment options, managing side effects and monitoring considerations. We are very proud to be part of this heroic team of medical warriors who make this fight against GIST Cancer a personal goal.

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Additional GIST Cancer Specialists

Charles D. Blanke, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.C.O.
Professor of Medicine, Knight Cancer Institute Chair, SWOG
Oregon Health & Science University

Sir Murray F. Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS
Surgeon
Memorial Sloan Kettering

George D. Demetri, MD
Director
Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Katherine Janeway, MD
Senior Physician
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

Robert G. Maki, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncology
Northwell Health/Monter Cancer Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc
Director, Surgical Oncology, Sarcoma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Samuel Singer, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering

William D. Tap, MD
Chief, Sarcoma Medial Oncology Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering