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Kitchener GIST LEARN – January 26 2020

Thanks to all who joined us at the Kitchener GIST LEARN. There were 13 GIST patients and caregivers who attended, including the speakers, with people coming from Toronto, Brampton, Milton, Guelph and Kitchener. It was a great afternoon meeting that included education, support and lots of discussion among the group.

Sunday January 26, 2020

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mill Courtland Community Centre
216 Mill St.
Kitchener, ON

Mill Courtland Community Centre
Mill Courtland Community Centre
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Hazel McLeod led an
informal round-table discussion

David Josephy gave a GIST presentation that discussed GIST Biology, GIST Therapies and several new drugs for GIST that are in clinical trials 

David Josephy is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph, where he has taught for more than 35 years.  He has been President of GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada (LRGC) since its inception in 2008. In 2010, David spent a sabbatical term working in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Fletcher, a leading GIST researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. David is a member of the Science Team of The Life Raft Group (USA) and collaborates with GIST patient support groups around the world.  His research interests are in the field of Molecular Toxicology.  He is particularly interested in the scientific basis for development of new small-molecule drugs for GIST.