GIST Cancer UK News

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Time for a change…

Hello Everyone, I am writing to let you know that having served three months’ notice, I will be stepping down as Vice Chair and Trustee of GIST Cancer UK at the end of May 2022. I have served as a trustee of GIST Cancer UK since 2010 and as Vice Chair of the charity for […]

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Stella Turner

Farewell and Thank you Stella…

Stella Turner is stepping down as a Trustee for GIST Cancer UK at the end of April 2022. After nearly five years of volunteering her time and skill, Stella is keen to thank all the amazing fundraisers she has worked with since she took on the role of GCUK’s Fundraising Lead a couple of years […]

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“Diagnosing GIST” – Training for GP’s & Primary Care Professionals – Please share…

We are delighted to launch GCUK’s educational video for GP’s and Primary Care Clinicians – “Diagnosing GIST”. This training material has been developed by GP and Cancer Lead for Gloucestershire, Dr Sadaf Haque, working in collaboration with GIST Cancer UK and the UK’s leading GIST Sarcoma clinicians. It is designed to help GP’s and Primary […]

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New Sarcoma & GIST – Early diagnosis course for Health Professionals

GIST Cancer UK are delighted to have worked with online cancer education specailists GatewayC to develop a new course available to health professionals entitled ‘Sarcoma -Early Diagnosis’. GIST is classified as a Sarcoma This new course aims to support identification and early diagnosis of Sarcoma and GIST and increase confidence in clinical decision-making regarding referral […]

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GIST Patients in the News!

In recent weeks, two of our GIST patient community have been featured in the news … PAWS-GIST patient Rachel Gilbert was diagnosed when she was 15 years old. In December, Rachel marked 20 years since her diagnosis with a daily video in the run up to her 20 year “cancerversary” to raise awareness of the […]

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£140,000 boost for GIST cancer research from Sarcoma UK and GIST Cancer UK

A research team at the University of Cambridge is to lead a groundbreaking study exploring genomics, in gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs), with the aim of unlocking new treatment options for these sarcoma patients. Co-funders Sarcoma UK and GIST Cancer UK will jointly commit £140,000 to the project, marking the first research collaboration between the two […]

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