Monthly Archives: April 2012


Meet Dirk Niebaum, our new Montana Local Rep

I became acquainted with the Life Raft Group shortly after my forty-seventh birthday. On August 7, 2008 I underwent emergency surgery for what was thought to be a ruptured, encapsulated appendix. I went into surgery believing they had finally solved the mystery of the one-and-a-half year-old history of intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding Unfortunately, I woke up to discover that I had a rare form of cancer called GIST but I was told not to worry.

By |2019-09-20T15:08:28-04:00April 1st, 2012|News|

LRG Research Team meets in Leuven, Belgium: leaves with renewed energy & commitment to finding the cure for GIST

The Life Raft Group Research Team met in Leuven, Belgium last month to discuss progress to date, and formulate a plan on how to effectively move GIST research forward. Every member of the research team was in attendance, as well as guests...

By |2019-09-20T15:09:59-04:00April 1st, 2012|News|

LRG mourns the loss of a great friend, Jeroen Pit

Jeroen Pit, who passed away on February 6, was not a man to sit idly by and he certainly did not lose his battle with GIST without a terrible fight. After diagnosis, Jeroen and his devoted wife Emilie, immediately sought after cutting-edge GIST research and came across the Life Raft Group.

By |2019-09-20T16:05:55-04:00April 1st, 2012|In Memoriam, News|
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