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GIST CANCER RESEARCH FUND NEEDS YOU!
July 12, 2017

Research For A Cure As with any form of cancer, research is the cornerstone to finding a cure for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Cancer.  See more

THE STORY:

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor or GIST is a rare, orphan cancer which starts in a type of tissue called the stromal or the body’s connective tissue (fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, nerves, bones or cartilage). GIST is a silent cancer often spreading before the patient has symptoms. Each year, approximately 5,000 adults in the United States alone are diagnosed with GIST Cancer. 


The GIST Cancer Research Fund has committed itself to support the GIST Cancer Team of Doctors, Researchers and Nurses who have dedicated their lives to the treatment and cure of this deadly cancer. Their affiliations with the following hospitals and cancer research centers make it possible to treat and change many GIST patients’ lives.


• Brigham Woman Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institution,  

    Boston, MA

• Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 

• Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

• Oregon Health Sciences University Cancer Institute,

     Portland, Oregon

• University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA


Revolutionary research has led to the discovery of a common mutation (KIT CD117) that is found in GIST patients. This mutation separates GIST from the other cancers that can affect the GI tract. This breakthrough has given oncologists valuable data required to help GIST patients fight this deadly disease.The GIST Cancer Medical Team are very familiar with GIST patients’ unique needs, treatment options, managing side effects and monitoring considerations. We are very proud to be part of this heroic team of medical warriors who make this fight against GIST Cancer a personal goal.

$725

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  • John J. Driscoll

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deanne

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jennifer Venable

    $50

  • David Howe

    $25

  • Marisa Facchini

    $25

  • Helen Sica

    $50

  • Aya

    $50

  • Pam fedowich

    $25

  • Eileen

    $100

  • Keith M

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The Team: $725 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Keith M

Keith M

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Eileen

Eileen

DONATION: $100

Keep on keeping on dear cousin! 3 weeks ago

Pam fedowich

Pam fedowich

DONATION: $25

4 weeks ago

Aya

Aya

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Helen Sica

Helen Sica

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Marisa Facchini

Marisa Facchini

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

David Howe

David Howe

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Jessica Howe 1 month ago

Jennifer Venable

Jennifer Venable

DONATION: $50

For my awesome husband who is doing great thanks to the leaps and bounds of medical research over the past 20 years 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Together we will win. 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 month ago