2016 GIST Day of Learning

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the GIST Day of Learning on March 30th.  We had a wonderful turn out and hope everyone gained some insight and made new connections.  We’ve uploaded a video of the presentation for you to view, along with the following photos from the event.



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2015 GIST Educational Conference and Luncheon

On April 21st, 2015, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the GIST Cancer Research Fund hosted the Annual GIST Educational Conference, which provided an opportunity for Dr. Chris Corless, Dr. Michael Heinrich, Ms. Caroline Macuiba, and Dr. Brian Druker to speak to patients and their families about some of the advancements made in GIST cancer research during the last year.  In addition to gaining insight and information about this horrible disease, this event is a chance to reconnect with familiar faces and share in our hope for a cure.  The GCRF also presented us with a generous donation of $100,000 for continuing research.  We could not be more thankful for their amazing fundraising efforts.  Our motivation to find a cure is more enthusiastic than ever before.

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Welcome, Baby Ramona!

This post is a bit late, but we’re still very excited to share this with you!

On December 4th, 2014, Ashley and her family welcomed their new baby girl, Ramona Belle, weighing 9 lbs 2 oz and 21.5 inches long.  We couldn’t be happier for this beautiful family!



Meet Jay!


The Heinrich Lab is happy to welcome Jay Hoffarth, our returning summer research assistant!  Jay graduated from PSU with a BS in Biology in June 2014 and plans to take a year off before pursuing a graduate degree in Biology.  He is not only adept at folding proteins, as you can see in this photo, he is also incredibly efficient at making buffers in a hurry, doing Western Blots, generating DNA out of thin air (well, the e. Coli help a little), and generally maintaining a baseline of sanity in the lab.  Thank you, Jay!  Please never leave.


2014 Annual GCRF Breakfast and Meeting


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.

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