GIST Cancer UK News

Please see the latest news, research and findings below...

Covid-19

The government is advising that people with cancer should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. Some people with cancer are more at risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract the COVID-19 infection. We have very little information currently, and consequently you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice. If you live with […]

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Latest poster for GCUK / PAWS-GIST funded research…

Funds raised by GIST Cancer UK / PAWS-GIST Supporters help us to stimulate and fund research projects aimed at improving treatments for GIST patients. The poster below was recently presented at the National Cancer Research Institutes conference. It highlights PAWS-GIST research that has been funded by GCUK’s PAWS-GIST research fund. None of this would be […]

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National Sarcoma Survey 2020

We are doing our best to improve the data that is held by Public Health England and the NHS so that there is a better understanding about GIST and sarcoma. Our friends at Sarcoma UK have just launched a survey covering all sarcomas and GIST, with the aim of gathering new and updated data on […]

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GIST Support UK is changing its name!

Join our FREE ENTRY LUCKY DRAW / Photo competition and help us to spread the word(s)…  GIST Cancer UK! As many of you will know GIST Support UK (GSUK) is in the process of changing names to GIST Cancer UK (GCUK) so that everyone can understand that GIST is cancer.   Continuing the soft launch of our name […]

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PAWS-GIST presented with “Tesco Centenary Grant Award”…

November continued to be a very exciting month for our PAWS-GIST alliance. From the NCRI awards ceremony in Glasgow we travelled south to Cambridge. Here we met with representatives from Groundwork UK and Tesco who presented us with a cheque for £10,000 which has been awarded to PAWS-GIST as a result of the “Tesco Centenary Grant Award”. This fantastic […]

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PAWS-GIST awarded the National Cancer Research Institute’s Collaboration excellence award 2019!

We are really excited to announce that our PAWS GIST (Paediatric Adolescent Wild-type & Syndromic GIST) alliance has been awarded the National Cancer Research Institute‘s “Collaboration award”. This award recognises our unique European multidisciplinary team of patients, doctors, specialists and researchers who are collaborating to improve treatments and working to find a cure for PAWS-GIST cancer. The nominations were reviewed […]

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ESMO 2019 report – Invictus Trial : positive results for patients with GIST

The ESMO  2019 conference (European Society of Medical Oncology) was held in Barcelona this weekend. Our Vice chair Jayne Bressington was there for four days of learning, attending seminars, meeting with Rare Cancers Europe, networking and searching for news and updates relevant to GIST patients. There are a range of things that she will be following up over […]

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