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  • 15 Years of GIST/Soft Tissue Sarcoma Symposium

    An educational event for patients and families

    September 12, 2015

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Ave., 3rd floor
    Boston, MA 02215

    Patients and their families attended a free educational event, featuring GIST and soft-tissue sarcoma experts from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. Our team shared updates on research advances and treatments for GIST and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as helpful ideas for managing treatment and its side effects.

    The agenda was as follows:

    2015 Agenda

    Webcast, part 1, 8:15 – 10:00 a.m.

    8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

    George Demetri, MD

    8:30 a.m. GIST Biology

    Jonathan Fletcher, MD

    9:00 a.m. GIST Pathology

    Jason Hornick, MD, PhD

    9:30 a.m. GIST Treatment Journey

    Suzanne George, MD

    10:00 a.m. Break

    Webcast, part 2, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    10:30 a.m. Soft Tissue Sarcoma Pathology

    Chris Fletcher MD, FRCPath

    11:00 a.m. Soft Tissue Sarcoma Radiation Oncology

    Beth Baldini, MD, MPH

    11:30 a.m. Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgical Oncology

    Chan Raut, MD, MSc

    12:00 p.m. Soft Tissue Sarcoma Medical Oncology

    George Demetri, MD

    Patients were able to email their questions during the live webcast.

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