Mo Collins is not your typical actress/comedienne, because Mo Collins is a GIST survivor. Keep reading to learn more about Mo Collins and her fight against GIST. Mo is using this gift in a very selfless way by organizing a comedy fundraiser for the Life Raft Group and GIST research.
The Food and Drug Administration, in a much-anticipated announcement for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor patients, approved Bayer Pharmaceutical’s drug, Stivarga, for use as a third-line treatment for advanced GIST in February.
Family planning can be one of the hardest decisions patients with GIST make, but for Carolina Ponce Williams the decision was easy. At high risk for progression, Carolina longed to start a family. So she decided to adopt.
Pediatric GIST patient Jason DeLorenzo welcomes a baby boy! Jill and Jason welcomed their firstborn son and first child, Simon Joseph. He was born at 6:58am on 3/24/13. 6 lbs. 11oz. 20 inches long. Simon is a wide-eyed, very attentive and curious baby.
The Life Raft Group has launched a new website. If you have not already, be sure to visit the new site at liferaftgroup.org for up-to-date news and information about GIST Cancer.
Dan Vaella was instrumental in getting Gleevec to market. After 25 years at Novartis and Sandoz, he has chosen to step down as Chairman.
We have put together a map showing the distribution of GIST patients in the U.S. who are living with GIST in the LRG Patient Registry by state. The map shows how geographically diverse the Patient Registry is, with patients spread throughout the country.
The LRG is continually involved in advocacy efforts to increase government spending on cancer research. We have joined forces with other cancer agencies to once again urge New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the New [...]
Larry Ryan was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 25, 1945; he passed from this world into the loving arms of Christ on February 25, 2013.
Join our Tissue Bank - Help the LRG in the search for a cure. Wildtype GIST tissue is needed for a current LRG Research Team project. If you or a loved one are a wildtype GIST patient, please help the LRG Research Team in its search for the cure by donating your tissue.