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Artist Ellen Mayer featured in Hope Murals Project

Ellen Mayer, LRG member, recently participated in the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station. Individual artists were invited to tell the story of their cancer journey on canvas. [...]

By |2019-07-03T11:14:23-04:00December 19th, 2014|Member Stories, News, Patient Support|

GIST specialists give support at Miami GIST Day of Learning

GIST Day of Learning (GDOL), a free event, was held at the University of Miami on Saturday, March 23. Sponsored through the generous support of Bayer, Novartis and Genentech, this event is the second in a series of seminars focusing on the education and support of GIST patients and their families.

By |2019-09-20T12:48:50-04:00April 1st, 2013|Events, GIST Education, News, Patient Support|

New Immunotherapy Approach Advances

The new treatment uses T cells, a type of immune cell that are taken from the patient’s body, genetically modified and then reinfused into the patient. These modified T cells are called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. In previous trials with these modified T cells, tumor responses have been modest and they did not persist for long enough after being re-introduced into the patient. Using this second generation CAR T cell, Dr. Carl June and his colleagues at Penn obtained long-lasting persistence once the cells were re-introduced.

By |2019-01-18T12:05:26-05:00October 5th, 2012|News|
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