THANK YOU WASHINGTON FOR WALKING TO FIND A CURE!
The 2019 GCRF Walk For A Cure in the State of Washington held on April 13, 2019 at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima was a big success. While the weather was cloudy, it did not damped the spirits of the walkers who came out to support GCRF. Tempest Sandborn, chairperson of the walk and a GIST Cancer patient, extends her deepest gratitude to the walkers and sponsors of the Walk for taking the time to help in the fight for a cure of GIST Cancer. Sponsors generosity donated gift baskets, a hand-made quilt and other goodies for the GCRF raffle. A heartfelt Thank You to all!
2018 GIST Cancer Education Conference & Lunch • Portland, Oregon
The 2018 GCRF Conference and Luncheon at Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute was held on May 8, 2018. The labs of Dr. Michael Heinrich, Dr. Christopher Corliss and Dr. Brian Druker are relentless in their dedication to advancing treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and other cancers.
This event is always an excellent opportunity to connect and share information with patients, families, and friends who feel passionate about finding novel GIST treatments. Plus, we love the chance to see familiar faces and meet new people who care about GIST. Of course, we want to express our deep appreciation to the GCRF community for their incredibly generous donation. With your amazing fundraising efforts, we are able to continue to work hard to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Please be sure to watch our special Video of Dr. Heinrich and see below for links to the speakers’ presentations.
Thanks For Making The 2018 GCRF Walk For A Cure A Success!
Another year has passed and GCRF has successfully concluded its largest fundraising event of the year, the 2018 Walk For A Cure. It was a beautiful day for walking and so many of our friends and supporters were there including the amazing GIST Cancer Doctors and researchers and our spokesman, NBA great, Walt Frazier. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the fight against GIST Cancer. Please spread the word that this fight will not end until a cure is found. Keep hope alive and donate now! Remember 100% of all donations received goes directly to GIST Cancer Research.
Thanks For Walking, San Jose
The GIST Cancer Research Fund in San Jose, California had its 11th Annual Walk For A Cure, October 2018. Liz Chew, coordinator of the Walk was joined by Tania and Robert Stuntman and Dr. Michael Heinrich from OHSU who attended both the NY and California Walks. Thanks to all who attended the Walk and helped us in the fight against GIST Cancer.
Thank You GCRF
for the Continued Support of
Over $1.3 Million Dollars
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Presented a Thank You Award to
Tania and Robert Stuntman and GCRF by
Michael Heinrich, M.D. & Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D.
at the Conference
Highlighting Advancements in
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) Research
on May 9, 2017.
The GIST Cancer Research Fund has Donated
to the Heinrich-Corless Labs in their research
to find a cure for GIST Cancer.
Long-Term Survival Rates For GIST Patients
The 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. SWOG is a global cancer research community of over 12,000 members in 47 states and six foreign countries who design and conduct publicly funded clinical trials. Published in JAMA Oncology.
A Message of Thanks: Jonathan A. Fletcher, MD • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
An update and message of thanks for the GIST Cancer Research Fund from Jonathan A. Fletcher, MD, and his team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: (in order of appearance) Nacef Bahri, Alexandra Lauria, Meijun Zhu, MD, Bin Li, MD, PhD, Stacy Yanofsky, Armelle Dufresne, MD, PhD, Wenbin Ou, PhD, and Anastasios (Tasos) Kyriazoglou, MD, PhD.
Fox Chase Cancer Center & GCRF
This video highlights advances in research and treatment for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors made at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Fox Chase is grateful to the GIST Cancer Research Fund and its founders, Tania and Robert Stutman, for their generous support. In the video, Martin Belinkey, PhD, Staff Scientist, Lori Rink, PhD, Assistant Professor and Margaret von Mehren, MD, Dept. of Hematology/Oncology share some of the advances made over the past year, as well as what they will pursue in the coming year with this financial support.
The research studies by Martin Belinkey and Lori Rink can be found in the links below:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - GIST Cancer Research Fund
March 30, 2016
GIST Education Conference & Lunch • Portland, Oregon
The 2016 GCRF Conference and Luncheon at Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute was held on May 10, 2016. The labs of Dr. Michael Heinrich, Dr. Christopher Corliss and Dr. Brian Druker are relentless in their dedication to advancing treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and other cancers. The teams are actively working on a variety of projects that are yielding promising results:
The search for a master key
Strategies to decrease KIT production
Identifying new types of GIST
Establishing model systems for SDH-deficient GIST to test new strategies
Dr. Michael Heinrich gave a presentation which include a review of the the projects he and his team of researchers are currently working on at OHSU.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in the 2016 Annual GCRF Conference and Luncheon. It was wonderful to see so many of you and we hope you found a sense of community, patient support and helpful information at this event. Additionally, we want to thank the GCRF for their incredibly generous donation. With your amazing fundraising efforts, we are able to continue to work hard to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Please click on the following link to view the presentations from the Conference: