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GIST Presentations

These presentations are a broad collection of GIST webcasts, videos and slides presented by medical specialists with expertise in GIST.

They are intended for audiences of GIST patient and caregivers. Most of these presentations were made available through The Life Raft Group Webcast Series or were presented at patient events hosted by either: 

  • The Life Raft Group (LRG)
  • Life Raft Group Canada (LRG Canada)

The more recent presentations or panel discussions are usually available as videos and occasionally, with the accompanying slides. 

Earlier presentations are typically available as a set of slides in PDF format. 

This list of presentations will be updated on an ongoing basis, so please check back periodically. 

Each presentation has been grouped under one of following seven topics:

Effects of nutrition, Managing Side Effects, Living with GIST, and more.

An Introduction to the Biology, Mutational Testing, Why do we need to advocate for it?

Medical Management

Treatment of GIST Beyond Imatinib, Managing Progression of Metastatic GIST and more.

Surgical Management

Role of Surgery in all stages of GIST, and more.

Interventional Radiology

Radiofrequency Ablation in Treating GIST, Role of Interventional Radiology, and more.


A Pathologist’s Point of View, GIST: How to Understand your Pathology Report, and more.


Medical and Research Updates 2022, The Future Research Directions, The Science Behind the Discovery of Drugs for GIST, and more.

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