Henry William Offen came into this world as Heinrich Wilhelm Albert Offen in Uelzen, Germany, on April 28, 1937. He left his frail body at his Carpinteria home surrounded by his family, pets and garden on Sunday, April 25, just three days before his 73rd birthday.
Written by Jennifer Wright April, 2011 - This article is a summary of “Defects in succinate dehydrogenase in gastrointestinal stromal tumors lacking KIT and PDGFRA mutations” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [...]
Here is a video from the Life Raft Group called GIST 2010: A Decade of Difference! See how far we have come in just ten years in the treatment and research of [...]
LIVESTRONG celebrated the opening of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center at an open house for the entire Austin community. The Navigation Center is pioneering a unique new service that will help cancer survivors from Central Texas with all the questions and challenges that accompany cancer.
Scott Gottlieb has fired a shot across the FDA's statisticalconfidence bow. The former FDA Deputy Commissioner, using the Wall Street Journal as his command post, charges the regulator with "steadily disregarding" the provisions of the FDA Modernization Act that give it "broad discretion" to reduce the quantity and rigor of clinical data needed to approve drugs targeting grave illnesses.
MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan-Kettering among top cancer centers in US News & World Report’s ‘best’ list
Every year, the US News & World Report releases their “Best Rankings” list, featuring the best in education, hospitals, business and others. The list of top cancer hospitals is one such list. The institutions are judged on [...]
Italian GISTers hold 4th national meeting Written by Gabriella Tedone A .I.G.’s (Associazione Italiana GIST) fourth national meeting was held at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (INT) in Milan on February 26, 2011. The focus [...]
When we asked everyone in our March GIST Link email to help push us to our goal of raising 50,000 dollars by mid-March, we were holding our breath and crossing our fingers. But you did it! [...]
The concert, featuring the works and transcriptions of Franz Liszt, mesmerized the audience. Each piece was introduced by Mr. Padilla reading a brief narrative describing the background of the music. One was about a boat on the water and you could actually hear the boat fighting the storm in the action of the music, a nice touch considering it was a Life Raft event. It was truly fantastic.
One of the most common questions GIST patients ask of the Life Raft Group is how many cases of GIST out there are like mine? With a total of 1,279 GIST cases reported to us [...]