GIST Sarcoma Journal

The latest edition of the GIST and Sarcoma Journal is now available online.

The GIST and Sarcoma Journal is a comprehensive and authoritative resource for scientifically valid information for physicians, allied healthcare professionals and the patient community regarding advances in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors and other sarcomas.

In the latest issue, Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD, Co-Director of the Musculoskelatal Center, Director of the Sarcoma Medical Research Program, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, reflects on the purpose of Sarcoma Awareness Month, which occurs in July.The GIST Sarcoma Journal

The collaborative research project between the Life Raft Group and Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork Presbyterian is highlighted, outlining the importance of joint efforts between patient advocacy groups and major academic medical centers.

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation

Featured in this issue is the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation, an advocacy group that empowers patients diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma with support, education, and advocacy efforts. A recent collaboration with the LRG now permits LMSF members access to SideEQ, our side effects management online tool. Access the article here.

Liquid Biopsies

An interview with Philip Mack, PhD, Professor and Director of Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, provides insights into liquid biopsies, and their role as a noninvasive alternative to tissue biopsies in the future of diagnosis for advanced solid tumors.

Further information about liquid biopsies is highlighted in a case report that follows progression in a 55 year-old male sarcoma patient.

The issue highlights the value of collaboration between organizations with similar goals, and points towards exciting developments in both diagnosis and monitoring that may prove valuable in the future treatment of GIST and sarcoma patients.

Please visit the Journal’s website┬áto learn more and to read articles from the current issue. Print copies and article reprints can also be ordered via the website or by contacting


LRG Staff
Author: LRG Staff