10. November 2015 · Comments Off on Attention to All GIST Patients: A clinical trial sponsored by Blueprint Medicines Corporation is currently recruiting participants. · Categories: Uncategorized
It is a Phase 1 Study of BLU-285 in Patients With Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) and Other Relapsed and Refractory Solid Tumors
This is an open-label, first-in-human (FIH) dose-escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and preliminary antineoplastic activity of BLU-285, administered orally (PO), in adult patients with unresectable GIST or other relapsed or refractory solid tumors.
The study consists of 2 parts, a dose-escalation part (Part 1) and an expansion part (Part 2).
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
The Annual GIST Cancer Research Luncheon was held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Robert C. Young, M.D. Pavilion at Fox Chase Cancer Center. A presentation was made by Dr. Margaret von Mehren, M.D., Director, Sarcoma Program, Martin Belinsky, Ph.D., Staff Scientist and Lori Rink, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, on current GIST research and progress being made at Fox Chase. Tania and Robert Stutman of GCRF presented a check for $100,000 to further research to find a cure and end this incurable cancer.
(l-r) Robert Stutman (GCRF), Martin Belinsky, Ph.D. (Staff Scientist), Lori Rink, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator), Meg von Mehren, M.D. (Director, Sarcoma Program), Tania Stutman (GCRF)
Meg von Mehren, M.D. (Director, Sarcoma Program)
Tania and Robert Stutman, GIST Cancer Research Fund
Robert Stutman (GCRF) presenting check to the Fox Chase Team
Attention New York GCRF Walk For A Cure Participants:
Meet The GIST Cancer Research Doctors At the GCRF Pre-Walk Dinner
October 3, 2015 Bella Gianna’s • 77 Route 303, Congers, NY Telephone: 845-268-3777
Accommodations Hilton Garden Hill Nanuet • 270 West Route 59, Nanuet, NY Reservations 845-623-0600 Use Reservation Gist Cancer Walk Code AME:
$ 96.00 including breakfast
Make your reservation as soon as possible!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave., 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02215
Patients and their families attended a free educational event, featuring GIST and soft-tissue sarcoma experts from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. Our team shared updates on research advances and treatments for GIST and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as helpful ideas for managing treatment and its side effects.
PLEASE JOIN US
GIST EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE AND LUNCHEON
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with an optional lab tour to follow
Location: OHSU Center for Health & Healing
3303 SW Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the GIST Cancer Research Fund
cordially invite you to Oregon Health & Science University on
Tuesday, April 21, for a one-day GIST Educational Conference highlighting
advancements in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) research.
Brian Druker, M.D.
Christopher Corless, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Heinrich, M.D.
Caroline Macuiba, LCSW, OSW-C
For questions and to RSVP: 503 552-0681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will mail a detailed agenda and parking information.
Also… ANNUAL DINNER AT THE VINTAGE PLAZA HOTEL
7PM TUES EVENING-APRIL 21 ST
CONTACT –GAIL MANSFIELD IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND
You are cordially invited toA PRESENTATION TO THE GIST CANCER RESEARCH FUND
featuring updates on the most recent research and achievements in clinical treatments at
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Rockefeller Research Laboratories, Room 104
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
430 East 67th Street
New York City
Please reserve your place by Monday, March 30
Ms. Audrey Williams
email@example.com or 646.227.3531
S P E A K E R S:
Benedikt Bosbach, PhD – “Mouse Models Unraveling Therapeutic Avenues in GIST”
Cristina R. Antonescu, MD – “Integrating Genomic Data in Wild Type and Pediatric GIST”
Ping Chi, MD, PhD – “Targeting ETV1 in GIST”
Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS – “A New Therapeutic Approach in GIST”
Presentations will be followed by a tour of Dr. DeMatteo’s lab in the
Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
DONATE TODAY For GIST Cancer Bracelets!For a donation of $15 or more, we will send you Two Find The Cure GIST Cancer Bracelets.
Wear your bracelets to create awareness! Donate today to support research to help eradicate GIST. Sizes: MED and LRG
GIST Find the Cure Magnetic Ribbon is now Available. With a donation of $12.00 (includes postage) we will send you the GIST Find the Cure Ribbon. You may donate online through Paypal using the 'Add to Cart' button below.
Join the fight against GIST Cancer. 100% cotton T-shirts available for a $20.00 donation (includes postage).Tell the world how you feel about GIST. Sizes: MED and LRG Call GCRF at 845-634-6060 if interested in other sizes or extra quantities. You may donate online through Paypal using the 'Add to Cart' button below.