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  • GIST/Soft Tissue Sarcoma Symposium

    An educational event for patients and families

    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

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

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

    Please register online for this free event by September 12. All registered attendees will receive complimentary parking and lunch.

    If you have questions, call 617-632-5368 or email

    2016 Agenda

    Webcast, part 1, 8:15 – 10:00 a.m.This link will be active on the day of the event.

    8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

    George Demetri, MD

    8:15 a.m. Molecular Diagnostics and Pathology

    Neal Lindeman, MD

    8:45 a.m. Biology

    Jonathan Fletcher, MD

    9:15 a.m. Radiation Oncology

    Elizabeth Baldini, MD, MPH

    9:45 a.m. Surgical Oncology

    Chandrajit Raut, MD, MSc

    10:15 a.m. Break

    Webcast, part 2, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.This link will be active on the day of the event.

    10:30 a.m. Clinical Trials

    Katherine Thornton, MD

    11:00 a.m. Medical Oncology: Treatment Journey

    Suzanne George, MD

    11:30 a.m. A Path Forward for GIST and Sarcoma Care

    George Demetri, MD

    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (will not be webcast)
    • Nutrition, Stephanie Cook, RD, LDN
    • Pain Management and Current Opioid Issues, Douglas Brandoff, MD
    • Symptom Management, Kathy Polson, NP
    • Coping with the Sarcoma Journey, Bruce MacDonald, LICSW
    • Survivorship, Tara Roy, NP
    2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

    George Demetri, MD

    Our previous conference

    Webcasts of our previous conference are also available:

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