During the weekend of June 30, 2007, representatives of the worldwide GIST community convened in Frankfurt, Germany for the Patient Summit meeting. An important outcome of these deliberations is the "Bad Nauheim Declaration", a statement regarding minimum standards for the treatment of patients with GIST.
This is part one of a two-part series on “KIT and PDGFRA kinase mutations in GIST: from A to Z”. In this newsletter, Dr. Heinrich will provide a background on the role of kinase mutations in GIST, focusing largely on the biological and clinical implications of these mutations. In part two (which will be featured in the July 2007 edition of the newsletter, following the special “Five-year anniversary” edition),
Becky Harper always knew she wanted to be a teacher. “I think you have to be called to it. You have to have a passion to be with kids, and you do a lot of giving.” And she did give—22 years to be exact. She taught every first grader who came through her class until 1996 when she was told she had cancer.