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Presentation Slides from GIST LEARN Online – August 15, 2020

Our thanks to all who participated in our inaugural GIST LEARN Online. Attendees and panelists joined from Kenya, Switzerland, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and BC.

GIST LEARN Online events are open to GIST patients, caregivers, family members, friends, healthcare providers, and anyone who wishes to learn more about GIST.

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The science behind the discovery of drugs for GIST

Part 1: The discovery of drugs

David Josephy, PhD

Part 2: The discovery of drugs for GIST

David Josephy, PhD

GIST Updates – Highlights from clinicians and researchers presentations at LifeFest 2020

David Josephy, PhD

The GIST Oncology Panel and GIST Research Panel were two of the sessions hosted by The Life Raft Group (USA) during their Virtual Life Fest 2020 that was held July 17 – 19, 2020. For his GIST Update presentation, David Josephy selected material from both of these Life Fest 2020 GIST Panel discussions. You can view the full YouTube recordings of the GIST Oncology and Research Panels by using the links below. We thank The Life Raft Group.

Life Fest 2020 – GIST Oncology Panel (YouTube)


  • Gina D’Amato, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami
  • Alan Livingstone, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami
  • Arun Singh, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami
  • Breelyn Wilky, MD, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Anschutz Medical Campus

Life Fest 2020- GIST Research Panel (YouTube)


  • Michael Heinrich, MD, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
  • Jason Sicklick, MD, Moores Cancer Center, UC of San Diego

Please don’t hesitate to contact Life Raft Group Canada by email or phone if you have any questions or would like further information.