Thank you so much to all of the participants who joined us for the 2017 GIST Education Conference and Luncheon. The event was not only informative for patients and researchers, it was an excellent opportunity to connect with each other. Additionally, we want to express our gratitude to 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 be sure to watch our special Lab Tour video and see below for links to the speakers’ presentations.
Dr. Christopher Corless – Welcome
Amanda Bryant – Nutrition for Patients with GIST
Tracy Walker – How to Find and Participate in a GIST Clinical Trial
Lilli Klug – Exploring New Therapeutic Targets in GIST
Amber Bannon – Understanding SDH Mutations in GIST
Dr. Michael Heinrich – GIST Treatment Update
Please join us for our annual 2017 GIST Conference on Tuesday, May 9th, in the CLSB on Portland’s beautiful South Waterfront campus. We look forward to seeing your familiar faces and sharing updates on our research!
To encourage cancer prevention awareness during National Cancer Prevention Month, here are a few informational links for our patients, families, and friends. Please join us in promoting cancer education and donating to cancer research so we can fight GIST and other cancers.
GIST Cancer Research Foundation
GIST Support International
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Association for Cancer Research
We are proud to announce that our graduate student, Lilli Klug, will receive an American Association for Cancer Research 2016 Women in Cancer Scholar Award at this year’s conference in New Orleans. Congratulations, Lilli!
Abstract 191: LMTK3 is a novel regulator of oncogenic KIT in KIT-mutant cancers
Poster Session: Kinases and Phosphatases – #16
Sunday, April 17, 1 – 5 p.m.
Lillian Rose Klug, BS
Oregon Health & Science University
“The ultimate goal of my research is to identify novel targets that may lead to improved therapies for patients with imatinib-resistant KIT-mutant cancers. I find this translational potential of cancer biology research incredibly rewarding and intend to pursue this goal throughout my career.”
(photo courtesy of OHSU)
Our talented 4th-year graduate student, Lillian Klug, recently contributed her thoughts about future prospects for PhD students in this OHSU article, “Alternate Reality.” Regardless of which path they choose, we can’t wait to see what’s next for our amazing PhD candidates!
On Wednesday, May 14th, we welcomed GIST patients and their supporters for the Annual GCRF Breakfast and Meeting at OHSU. This is our favorite event of the year, as it provides us with the opportunity to gather with patients and discuss our latest research endeavors. As a result of their enthusiastic fundraising efforts, the GCRF presented Dr. Heinrich and Dr. Corless with an outstanding donation of $100,000 this year. We are so privileged to be included among the beneficiaries of this amazing organization and with their generous support, we can continue to work to find a cure for GIST.
We hope you can join us for the 2014 Annual GCRF Breakfast at OHSU!