CTOS, "The Connective Tissue Oncology Society", is an organization of medical specialists and researchers who specialize in bone and soft tissue tumors. They hold a meeting every year to discuss the latest innovations in this area. This year the meeting took place in Tokyo from November 13 until 16.
Our Global Consultant, Piga Fernández, Executive Director of Fundación GIST Chile has asked us to help support the passage of the National Cancer Law in Chile. In 2020, cancer will be the number one cause of death [...]
The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) Steering Committee gathered in Washington, D.C. on September 25th to discuss how clinical trials fit within scientific strategies to address public health priorities, review the portfolio of initiatives, [...]
On September 6th, Executive Director, Norman Scherzer and I attended the New Horizons GIST meeting in Vienna, Austria. Forty-three delegates, including GIST experts, advocacy groups, and patients/caregivers from 18 countries, gathered to share valuable [...]
Senior Director of Program Operations, Sara Rothschild, recently represented the Life Raft Group at the SPAEN (Sarcoma Patients EuroNet) meeting. Subsequent to the meeting, over 300 medical professionals gathered for the 7th annual ESMO [...]
On November 26, 2016, patient advocacy organizations in Chile came together at the School of Medicine at the University of San Sebastian in Santiago, Chile for a seminar entitled "Clinical Studies, Clinical Guidelines and [...]
As many of you know, The Life Raft Group has developed a sophisticated database to track GIST patients around the world and we have learned many lessons along the way. We have observed first-hand [...]
The GIST Group Switzerland recently awarded its Science Prize to Dr. Anette Duensing, Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and a member of the LRG’s Research Team. GIST Group [...]