04. October 2016 · Comments Off on COMING SOON! · Categories: Uncategorized


GCRF 9th Annual
California Walk For A Cure
San Jose, California,
October 23, 2016

Check out GCRF California’s
new website for details:

03. October 2016 · Comments Off on GIST Cancer Research Fund • Walk For A Cure • 2016 · Categories: Uncategorized

On behalf of GCRF and its Board of Directors, we wish to thank all of you who attended and supported the GIST Walk For A Cure in New York. Here are some highlights of this year’s Walk For A Cure. If you didn’t attend, please remember to be generous and donate to fight GIST Cancer.

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06. September 2016 · Comments Off on A Message of Thanks: Jonathan A. Fletcher, MD · Categories: Uncategorized

Jonathan A. Fletcher, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

An update and message of thanks for the GIST Cancer Research Fund from Jonathan A. Fletcher, MD, and his team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital: (in order of appearance) Nacef Bahri, Alexandra Lauria, Meijun Zhu, MD, Bin Li, MD, PhD, Stacy Yanofsky, Armelle Dufresne, MD, PhD, Wenbin Ou, PhD, and Anastasios (Tasos) Kyriazoglou, MD, PhD.

A Message of Thanks

07. August 2016 · Comments Off on Fox Chase Cancer Center & GCRF · Categories: Uncategorized

This video highlights advances in research and treatment for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors made at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Fox Chase is grateful to the GIST Cancer Research Fund and its founders, Tania and Robert Stutman, for their generous support. In the video, Martin Belinkey, PhD, Staff Scientist, Lori Rink, PhD, Assistant Professor and Margaret von Mehren, MD, Dept. of Hematology/Oncology share some of the advances made over the past year, as well as what they will pursue in the coming year with this financial support.

The research studies by Martin Belinkey and Lori Rink can be found in the links below:

Somatic loss of function mutations in neurofibromin 1 and MYC associated factor X genes identified by exome-wide sequencing in a wild-type GIST case

Combination of Imatinib Mesylate and AKT Inhibitor Provides Synergistic effects in Preclinical Study of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

22. June 2016 · Comments Off on Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – GIST Cancer Research Fund · Categories: Uncategorized

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Presentation To The GIST Cancer Research Fund

March 30, 2016

GIST Presentation

24. March 2016 · Comments Off on GIST Education Conference and Luncheon • Portland, Oregon · Categories: Uncategorized

The 2016 GCRF Conference and Luncheon at Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute was held on May 10, 2016. The labs of Dr. Michael Heinrich, Dr. Christopher Corliss and Dr. Brian Druker are relentless in their dedication to advancing treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and other cancers. The teams are actively working on a variety of projects that are yielding promising results:
The search for a master key
Strategies to decrease KIT production
Identifying new types of GIST
Establishing model systems for SDH-deficient GIST to test new strategies

Dr. Michael Heinrich gave a presentation which include a review of the the projects he and his team of researchers are currently working on at OHSU.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in the 2016 Annual GCRF Conference and Luncheon. It was wonderful to see so many of you and we hope you found a sense of community, patient support and helpful information at this event. Additionally, we want to thank the GCRF for their incredibly generous donation. With your amazing fundraising efforts, we are able to continue to work hard to find a cure for this devastating disease.

Please click on the following link to view the presentations from the Conference:
Video of Dr. Heinrich’s Research Presentation

04. March 2016 · Comments Off on GIST Cancer Research Fund Presentation • Wed., March 30, 2016 · Categories: Uncategorized

GISTInvite3_30_2016 Please Attend the: GIST Cancer Research Fund Presentation, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 3pm at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, Room 104. Speakers: Cristina R. Antonescu, MD, “Update in Pediatric and Wild Type GIST Research” Ping Chi, MD, PhD, “Clinical Experience of Targeting ETV1 in Advanced GIST” Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS, “Immune Therapy for GIST” Please RSVP by Friday, March 25 to Audrey Williams Email: william7@mskcc.org • Telephone: 646-227-3531