The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released an updated version of its GIST Biopsy and Resection Cancer Protocols. Pathologists use CAP Cancer Protocols in the process of diagnosing a disease.
The Life Raft Group is pleased to announce a new partnership with SELNET, a project which is creating a multidisciplinary network of European and Latin American clinical and translational specialists. This project’s goal is to improve diagnosis and clinical care in sarcomas and establish guidelines for referral policies, diagnostic methods, clinical practice guidelines among other necessary changes to current practices.
The NCCN Foundation produces patient booklets that contain evidence-based disease information and important guidance to help patients formulate questions that are important to them. The Life Raft Group, a leading patient advocacy organization, is working with the Foundation to endorse these guidelines.
MyPART’s mission is to engage patients as partners in rare tumor research. As an advocacy partner, our aim is to improve the outcomes of patients with rare tumors and identify and engage patients through education and the dissemination of information.
Symposium aimed to accelerate cancer research and to make more therapies available to more patients, while also improving our ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage through individual projects.
International advocates meet in Wayne, NJ, at the annual New Horizons GIST Conference to discuss scientific updates, regional issues, and unmet needs for the global GIST community in May 2019.
“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! Dear SDH-deficient GIST [...]
Setting the Pace for the Future In July of 2018 at Life Fest, The Life Raft Group brought together a team of pediatric & SDH-deficient GIST experts for a symposium focused on this rare [...]
New Drug Approved for Patients with Rare Gene Fusion By Sara Rothschild, MPH, Vice President, Program Services & Jerry Call, Data Analyst The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval on November 26th to [...]
Our Commitment to the Biden Cancer Initiative We are excited to launch an innovative initiative to strengthen and advance research for effective treatments of a rare subset of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) patients, who [...]