GIST Cancer UK News

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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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NHS England launches National Sarcoma Service Specification incorporating National GIST Guidelines

NHS England has published the long awaited National Sarcoma Service Specification which incorporates the National GIST guidelines and is designed to clearly state who should be managing GIST and Sarcoma patient care. This is the first time that Sarcoma and GIST services have been commissioned to deliver care to patients across England and follows many […]

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GIST in Cancer52’s “Getting a better deal for Rare and Less Common Cancers report launched today…..

Today ,Cancer52 launched their  “Getting a better deal for Rare Cancers Report“ at the House of Commons in London. Included in the report were rare cancer patient case studies including the case of our very own GIST patient, Stephen Palmer (pictured right), who features throughout the report and whose case study is detailed on page 14. […]

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