07. September 2016 · Comments Off on Join The Largest GIST Cancer Event In The World! · Categories: Uncategorized

Come To The GCRF 15th Annual New York Walk For A Cure:
This is the Largest GIST Cancer Research Fund Event In The World.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 • Registration: 9:30 • Walk: 11:00
Rockland Lake Park, Lot 1, Congers, NY

Every year between 400 to 600 patients, caregivers and GIST Doctors participate in the Walk.
Doctors who will be attending:
Memorial Sloan Kettering: Dr. Ron DeMatteo, Dr. Cristina Antonescu, Dr. Ping Chi and Dr. Ephraim Casper
Fox Chase: Dr. Margaret von Mehren, Dr. Lori Rink, Dr. Martin Belinsky
OHSU: Dr. Chris Corless, Dr. Mike Heinrich
Univ. of Pittsburg Cancer Center: Dr. Anette Duensing
Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Dr. Jonathan Fletcher

Walk, chat and mingle with the some of the greatest GIST Cancer Research Doctors in the world!
Also, GUEST CELEBRITY, New York Knick Basketball Legend, Walt Frazier will be attending for his 14th year.

REGISTER TODAY! Download the GCRF Walk For A Cure registration form and bring with you to the Walk. If you are walking as a team, please include all members. Give to any member of the GCRF team for a free t-shirt. REGISTER HERE NOW!

Hot lunch will be served after the Walk in the park.


Date: October 1, 2016
Bella Gianna’s • 77 Route 303, Congers, NY
Telephone: 845-268-3777

Hampton Inn • 260 West Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954
Tel: +1-845-623-0900
Special Promotional Offer:
$99 which includes breakfast
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Details for GCRF 9th Annual California Walk For A Cure:

Sunday, October 23, 2016 • 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Almaden Lake Park, Winfield Blvd & Coleman Avenue (Almaden Expy), San Jose, California

This will be the ninth year that the WALK will take place in San Jose. We are inviting GIST cancer patients from all over California as well as patients from other states to bring their families and friends to participate in this annual fundraiser.

Please RSVP if you are coming to the San Jose Walk so that we can estimate how many lunches to order for that day.

For more information contact:
Liz Chew, coordinator

If you cannot attend the Walks or Dinner, please be generous and donate to:
GCRF • 55 Saw Mill Road • New City, NY 10956

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 From 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
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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

04. February 2016 · Comments Off on The Generic Form of Gleevec, Imatinib Mesylate, Launched In USA By Sun Pharma · Categories: Uncategorized

Sun Pharma announced the launch of Imatinib Mesylate Tablets (therapeutic equivalent to Gleevec® for indications approved by the FDA) to be used in the U.S. market as of February 1, 2016. Sun Pharma has launched an exclusive patient website www.imatinibrx.com providing detailed information about its Imatinib Mesylate, approved indications, side effects etc. Additionally, generic tadalafil the website features detailed FAQs on the tadalafil online product. Eligible patients can participate in Sun Pharma’s Imatinib Mesylate

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30. October 2015 · Comments Off on Fox Chase Annual GCRF Luncheon 2015 · Categories: Uncategorized

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.

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10. August 2015 · Comments Off on GIST Genotyping · Categories: Uncategorized


GIST Genotyping

A presentation by Dr. Christopher Corless, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Oregon Health & Science University
Chief Medical Officer, Knight

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29. June 2015 · Comments Off on 2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering GIST Cancer Research Presentation · Categories: Uncategorized


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