Yearly Archives: 2011


Pediatric GISTer Will Test His Mettle in Marine Corps Marathon

One of those things is to run a marathon. At the Battle of Marathon, the legend of the runner Pheidippides was born, as his running from Marathon to Athens declaring "We are victorious" and dying of exhaustion immediately. It was hailed as the farthest a man could run before he died.

By |2019-04-05T11:33:06-04:00October 1st, 2011|News, Pediatric GIST|

LRG Launches Mutational & Plasma Level Testing Survey Project

Recently, the Life Raft Group began work on a survey project sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals designed to assess knowledge and practices among patients and physicians regarding mutational analysis and plasma level testing.

By |2019-04-08T08:49:37-04:00October 1st, 2011|Mutational Testing, News, Survival Strategies|

Eighth Annual LRG Poker Tourney raises over $110K!

The Eighth Annual New York City Poker Tournament to benefit GIST research, held on September 22nd at the Midtown Loft and hosted by Board President Jerry Cudzil, was once again a tremendous success thanks to all of our supporters who came out to play for a cure. Jerry first began hosting the event in 2004, when his father-in-law and friend, Bill Roth, was battling GIST. Sadly, Bill lost his battle with GIST in 2008, but Jerry continues the fight and carries on Bill’s legacy – to find a cure.

By |2019-09-30T13:36:29-04:00October 1st, 2011|Fundraising, News|

LRG to make its mark on Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS)

CTOS is an international group of physicians and scientists with primary interest in the tumors of connective tissues including sarcomas and GISTs. The goal of the society is to advance the care of patients with these tumors and to increase knowledge of all aspects of the biology of these tumors, including basic and clinical research.

By |2019-10-11T11:00:24-04:00October 1st, 2011|News|

TDM extends BLT deadline: LRG urges GISTers to take advantage

Many of us have been lucky enough to have reached a plateau of successful treatment, and in reaching this level, we may have become complacent about our care; but it is important to be proactive to ensure that we are receiving proper treatment.

By |2019-10-11T11:02:25-04:00October 1st, 2011|News, Research|

Mervin Gangstead – In Memoriam

Mervin L.Gangstead, 61, of Garland passed away on September 14, 2011 after a lengthy battle with GIST. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Gangstead; his sister, Vivian Nore; his devoted wife of 38 years, Carol; his beloved daughter, Stacey, son-in-law, Kyle Richardson, their two sons, Grant and Hayes; his beloved son, Steven, and daughter-in-law Alex.

By |2019-10-11T11:04:40-04:00September 14th, 2011|In Memoriam|

Victoria Zuber – In Memoriam

Victoria S. Zuber, 62, entered into rest on September 12, 2011 at her home in Ripon. She was born December 3, 1948 in Alameda, CA to Silvio and Marie Simi. Victoria leaves behind her beloved husband of 42 years, Leo M. Zuber as well as her daughters, Randi Polanich and husband Jon of Glen Mills, PA and Robyn Udavi and husband Richard of Ripon. Victoria was blessed with five grandchildren, Ethan and Owen Polanich and Jazmin, Stephanie and Martin Udavi. She was a loving sister to Michael Simi and wife Cathy.

By |2019-10-11T11:07:27-04:00September 12th, 2011|In Memoriam|
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