GCRF is grateful for the assistance of members of our medical advisory board. This page is their forum to communicate to you late-breaking news, important links, white papers, or simply opinions that are of interest to those involved with GIST.

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  • Phase II Study of Crenolanib (CP-868,596), for the Treatment of Patients With Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors With the D842-related Mutations and Deletions in the PDGFRA Gene – This Phase II study is designed to evaluate the antitumor efficacy and pharmacokinetics of crenolanib (CP-868,596) in patients with D842-related mutant metastatic GIST

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Update in GIST Research Antonescu’ Lab, MSKCC

GIST research in the DeMatteo Laboratory

Update in GIST Research Antonescu’ Lab, MSKCC
  1. IGF1R targeting in pediatric and wild-type GIST

  2. Drug testing in short-term culture of WT GIST, using KIT and downstream targets inhibitors.

  3. SDH screening in pediatric and Wild-type GIST (collaborative effort with Su Kim and Constantine Stratakis, from NIH), including MSKCC samples as well as NIH pediatric clinic cases

January 2010:

Andrew Godwin, Ph.D.

godwin_2010 Fox Chase Cancer Center: Link Member, Medical Science Division GIST Research: Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer and Molecular-Targeted Therapies (pdf) Additional information on GIST Research: Click here to download PATHOGENESIS AND MOLECULARLY TARGETED THERAPY OF GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS (GISTS)

Anette Duensing, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: Link Research Assistant Professor of Pathology Read more from Anette Proapoptotic Activity of Bortezomib in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Cells Duensing Lab

Cristina Antonescu, M.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Link Physician, Anatomical Pathology GIST Research: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, GIST Read more from Cristina Update in GIST Research March, 2010 Update in GIST Research February, 2010

Christopher L. Corless, M.D., Ph.D.

Oregon Health & Science University: Professor of Medicine, Anatomic Pathology GIST Research: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Molecular Testing Read more from Christopher

Margaret von Mehren, M.D.

Fox Chase Cancer Center: Link Director, Sarcoma Oncology – GIST Research: Sarcoma Program – Research Studies (pdf) Read more from Margaret

Ronald DeMatteo, M.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Link Physician GIST Research: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, GIST GIST research in the DeMatteo Laboratory

Michael C. Heinrich, M.D.

Michael Heinrich M.D. is currently a Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He earned his medical degree in 1984 from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed both his residency training and Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at OHSU.

George D. Demetri, M.D

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: Link Director, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School GIST Research: Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Sarcoma.net Abstracts by Dr. Demetri, M.D.

Jonathan A. Fletcher, M.D.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute: Link Physician, Cytogenetics

Katherine (“Katie”) Janeway, M.D.


Katie is an attending physician in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a Harvard Medical School Instructor of Pediatrics. She splits her time between pediatric oncology clinical care and research.

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