An annual meeting where GIST patient organizations from different countries throughout the world get together to discuss their common interest - finding a cure for GIST.
Betty Hayes Arnett went to be with our Lord and Savior Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at age 64, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 23, 1947 to Ruel and Mattie Hayes in Corsicana, Calif. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and wife. She was a longtime member of Missionary Baptist Church of Corsicana.
We all shared our experiences, treatments, discoveries and generally got to know each other. There was a special camaraderie that was established once we met face-to-face.
Thomas G. Overley, a lawyer and guitarist who developed a niche practice of manufactured home law and played in local rock bands, died Wednesday, March 14 in his Ottawa Hills home. He was 59.
Brenda Bannon of Berne, New York, calls her 10-year cancer-versary more of a marker or a stepping stone than a celebration. A stepping stone to a cure.
In a January 6, 2012 New York Times article, “Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported” by Robert Pear, the author explained that federal investigators have shown in a new report that hospital employees recognize and report only one out of seven errors...
The Life Raft Group held our local group meeting on March 4, 2012. We were thrilled to have special guest Pamela Stofberg, R.D. and intern, Jackie Piemonte volunteer their time to talk to us about nutrition.
Twelve year GIST survivor and former harness driver, Bobby Kinsey, had two goals when he started planning “Harness a Cure” – to raise awareness about GIST and raise money to cure this disease. With over one hundred participants in the walk and donations continuing to arrive, Dover Down’s first Harness a Cure event to benefit the Life Raft Group’s research was a huge success thanks to Bobby who tells his fellow raftmates in the email community, “Keep Rowing.”
From March 25 through 28 representatives of 12 Latin American countries got together in Miami with representatives of The Life Raft Group, The Max Foundation, American Cancer Society, CODEVIDA, SixDegrees and the pharmaceutical industry in order to update themselves about GIST treatment and get trained on how to improve education, advocacy and patient support for the GIST community in Latin America.
The main functions of the gastrointestinal tract are to secrete digestive juices, break down food components, absorb nutrients, reclaim water and excrete waste, which are performed by the mucosal lining of the gut...