In memory of Marie Echavarri
GCRF would like to thank JULIE CRAMER for spearheading another wonderful event. Held on Feb 23rd at the Merion, in Cinnaminson, NJ. This annual event raises money to help eradicate GIST. Julie began the event to honor the memory of her dad, Mark Becker.
We at GCRF want to thank Julie for a great job well done. Enjoy the following video, to get a taste of what the evening held…
Watch Video of the Event…
2012 Peter Thomas
Ride For A Cure
Cycling 1,000 Miles in 10 Days
Cape Town, South Africa
The GIST Cancer Research Fund’s Cycling Warriors took to the road on October 23, 2012 for their 1,000-mile, 10-day crusade in the fight against GIST Cancer.
The spirit of Peter Thomas led the way and along with Riette and Dylan Thomas (and Wayne Thomas in tow), the riders began and ended a triumphant journey along the rugged South Africa coast.
It all started in Gordon’s Bay and concluded in Cape Town. It was the toughest and most challenging of the three Peter Thomas Memorial Rides For A Cure. It stretched the riders physically, mentally and emotionally. They crossed fourteen mountain passes and endured gale force headwinds that were so strong that it almost blew the riders off their bikes.
While each cyclist came for a different reason on this trip, the camaraderie and banter amongst the group was certainly a unique experience for many. You do have to ask yourself the question, why some come back to do this grueling ride every three years? Through all the adversity, this fantastic group of GIST Cyclists left their jobs, families and comforts of home to cycle 1,000 miles in 10 days to raise money for the GIST More »
The Gist Cancer Research Fund once again in 2012 donated 100% of funds raised to institutions working for a cure to GIST. Below are some of the highlights from this year's grant presentations.
Photos from 2012 Grant Presentation at University of Pittsburgh
GIST Research Update Presentation at 2012 Pittsburgh event.
Photos from the 2012 Presentation at University of Oregon
Presentation from the University of Oregon Meeting
Photos from the 2012 Presentation at Fox Chase Cancer Center
The War on GIST: Life, Death, and Everything In Between - GCRF Research Update 2012 (Michael Heinrich, M.D.)
GIST Research Updates: May 2012, Heinrich & Corless Laboratories
GIST Research Update: Fox Chase Cancer Center (Margaret von Mehren, MD)
Oncogenesis of wild type GIST: some clarity from genetics (Fox Chase Cancer Center - Martin G. Belinsky Ph.D. )
Evaluating new therapies in GIST using in vivo molecular imaging (Fox Chase Cancer Center - Lori Rink, Ph.D.)