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
Please join us for the 2016 Annual GIST Educational Conference and Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10!
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the GIST Cancer Research Fund cordially invite you to Oregon Health & Science University for a one-day educational conference highlighting advancements in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) Research.
Click here for more details!
Please join us for our GIST Day of Learning!
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Center for Health and Healing – Portland, Oregon
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!
On Sunday, October 6th, Dr. Chris Corless attended the 2013 GIST Cancer Research Fund New York Walk for the Cure. Despite the damp weather, there were plenty of attendees and Dr. Corless was pleased to have the opportunity to catch up with many friends. All of the funds raised from these events go directly to GIST research with the hope of finding a cure.
Additionally, Dr. Michael Heinrich participated in the GCRF Walk for the Cure in San Jose, California, on October 20th. This annual fundraising event was originally organized by Irene Wing and it is in her memory that the participants gathered in an effort to eradicate this devastating disease.
Dr. Heinrich with this year’s San Jose Walk for the Cure organizer, Liz Chew.
GIST patient Rich Klein speaking to the walk attendees in San Jose.
We are proud to share this new article from the Portland Tribune, which features Dr. Heinrich’s commentary on the development of cancer therapies in our lab.