PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2012 – For the seventh year in a row, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, have received funding from the GIST Cancer Research Fund – a patient-driven organization that funds research on gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). These tumors occur in the gastrointestinal tract and initially can be successfully treated with the [...]
Novartis drug Gleevec® shows significant overall survival benefit for patients with GIST after three years of adjuvant treatment vs. one year
Data show 66% recurrence-free survival and 92% overall survival at five years following three years of adjuvant therapy with Gleevec in patients with resected KIT+GIST1
First large Phase III clinical trial to demonstrate survival benefits of [...]
Our fund raising walk for GIST will be held on April 14, 2012 In Yakima WA.
In the meantime we will hold a drawing for a personally made quilt which was donated to GCRF and we will be selling tickets at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. We will announce the winner in October in time [...]
As part of the 2010 GIST walk in NY, the Honorable U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (NY) issued a proclamation in recognition of The GIST Cancer Research Fund and its Walk on October 24, 2010.
US Senator Charles Shumer
A Dream Come True !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fred & Stephanie Shuman made a generous donation of $ 40,000 to help eradicate this devastating cancer. Their generousity also resulted in pushing us over the top and reach this amazing milestone in our efforts to fight GIST.
Thank you Fred and Stephanie [...]
The second annual GIST "Find the Cure" fundraiser held at the Riverview Restaurant in Oakdale, NY on April 28th raised over $13,000 to help in our battle against this devastating disease. We would like to thank Eleanor Svedi and all those who helped her put on this event. The commitment they have shown in creating [...]
Rock Out for a Cure!!! GIST Benefit Concert
The GIST Benefit Concert held in Sunnyvale, CA on January 30th raised $6,000 for the cause. Our sincere thanks go out to Christy & Ginny Henzi and family (and of course good friends) who put this event together. And of course a big thank you to those who [...]
The Second annual GIST Benefit Ball (Voorhees, New Jersey) held on Jan 30th of this year raised an amazing
$ 13,198.46. We would love for you to join us in congratulating and thanking organizer Julie Kramer, her hardworking friends, family and committee – everyone who worked tirelessly to make this such a stunning success.
We at [...]
Hi, my name is Eric Biegansky, and I was recently diagnosed in October, 2008 with metastatic tumors in both my stomach and on my liver. Once I was able to mentally and emotionally come to terms with my condition and also feel relatively comfortable that I was able to physically handle the treatment, I decided, with the [...]
FRIENDS/FAMILY, RIDE FOR THE CURE
1,000 MILES, 10 DAYS
MONTREAL TO NEW YORK
(link to website)
WABI TV5 Video and Related Story
BENEFITING THE GIST CANCER RESEARCH FUND
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