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GIST Publications

GIST Patient Handbook

Successful GIST management is a team effort between the patient, caregiver, and healthcare team. To help patients and caregivers take on a more active role in obtaining the best care, we partnered with Novartis to create the GIST Patient Handbook. It includes tips and tools to help navigate treatment, acquire important information from the healthcare team, and advocate for the best care within the Canadian healthcare system.

The handbook is available for download in both English and French versions. For physician and library copies, please reach out to: info@liferaftgroup.ca

The GIST Patient Handbook was produced by Life Raft Group Canada in partnership with Novartis Canada and is designed to help a GIST patient:

Electronic and print copies are available at no charge 


GIST Guidelines

The GIST NCCN Guidelines were produced by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to :

Electronic copy available at no charge 

About the GIST NCCN Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is:

The video, Be an Informed Patient: Navigating GIST NCCN Guidelineswas produced by The

Life Raft Group (USA) to explain how the NCCN Guidelines are developed and how they can be used

effectively by GIST patients.

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