Monthly Archives: June 2012


DC-area GISTers meet!

The luncheon and meeting were very positive experiences. There was a great deal of interaction and enthusiasm. There were some serious moments but even more moments of shared laughter. The entire group encouraged each other to be positive knowing that the LRG is behind all of us and is dedicated to finding a cure for GIST.

By |2019-09-20T14:24:19-04:00June 1st, 2012|News|

I found a friend in the LRG

I was caught up in a whirlwind when I found out that I had cancer on a Monday morning in October of 2011. I was admitted to the hospital that same day in preparation to have emergency surgery the next morning to remove the tumors and then found out I had GIST - all in a 24 hour period! I felt like my world had turned upside down and shortly after that during my recovery, I was lucky enough to find Life Raft.

By |2019-09-20T14:25:37-04:00June 1st, 2012|News|

Ninth Swiss meeting covers uplifting topics

About 80 GIST patients, relatives, GIST experts, interested professionals, physicians and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry gathered at the Restaurant Au Premier at Zurich Main Station in Zurich on April 8 for the ninth meeting of the Swiss GIST group. A warm welcome was extended to special guests Candy Heberlein, President of the Swiss Foundation for the Promotion of Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Christel Jäger-Freysoldt, chief executive of Das Lebenshaus in Germany.

By |2019-09-20T14:40:30-04:00June 1st, 2012|News|

The LRG Says Goodbye to Tricia McAleer

Trish was recruited by Norman Scherzer to be an Administrative Assistant, just a handful of months following LRG’s incorporation in 2002. Over the years, she graduated from college, held several titles, and wore many ‘hats’. Trish has seen this group expand its reach far beyond the states, spreading our mission into over 50 countries.

By |2019-09-20T14:34:52-04:00June 1st, 2012|News|

Alianza GIST launches new website!

Alianza GIST also launched a new social networking community where GIST patients and caregivers can login to the Comunidad de Alianza GIST and chat with each other about relevant topics related to their cancer. There is also functionality where each country organization has a “Group” set up where they can communicate internally with their members. At the moment, this comunidad site is only available in Spanish.

By |2019-09-20T14:43:38-04:00June 1st, 2012|News|
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