The Life Raft Group is pleased to formally announce the creation of its first ever Global Medical Team. This team, which consists of leading physicians throughout the world, will provide the LRG the opportunity to consult with experts on a number of medical topics of interest to the GIST community.

Here are the Global Medical Team members and their institutions:

Dr. Jonathan Trent
Sylvester Cancer Center
University of Miami
Miami, FL USA

Dr. Peter Reichardt
Helios Klinikum
Bad Saarow, Germany

Dr. Matías Chacón
Instituto Alexander Fleming
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Yoon-Koo Kang
Asan Medical Center
Seoul, South Korea

The LRG looks forward to working with these experts on a number of upcoming projects designed to help improve the lives of those in the GIST community. Among these are the GIST Cancer Journal, the first scholarly journal devoted exclusively to GIST; an initiative designed to help patients better manage their GIST-related side effects; and a program designed to establish more formal criteria for GIST Centers of Excellence. Be sure to follow the Life Raft Group on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to get the latest news about the Global Medical Team.


Pete Knox
Author: Pete Knox