GSUK Patient Meetings - 2010 to 2006 Reports

A Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour is rare, but you are not alone!

London Meeting - October 2010

Speakers

  • Dr Michelle Scurr - Getting best supportive care
  • Judith Robinson - Workshop on the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist
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Birmingham Meeting - April 2010

Speakers

  • Nick Duncan (principal pharmacist QE Hospital Birmingham) - Managing side effects of drug treatment for GIST
  • Dr Geh and Dr Taniere - Mutations in GIST and their implications
  • Jane Ballantyne (CAB) - State benefits for cancer patieuse of imaging for evaluation and diagnosisnts
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London Meeting - October 2009

Speakers

  • Dr Beatrice Seddon - Developments in treatment (report awaited)
  • Dr Simon Wood - Data collection project
  • Dr Zahir Amin (consultant radiologist) - Use of imaging for evaluation and diagnosis
  • "Straw poll" on Side-effects of Imatinib

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Manchester Meeting - May 2009

Speakers

  • Roger Wilson - NICE decisions and the care of GIST
  • Dr Mike Leahy - Current research into GIST
  • Dr Dominic Bray (clinical psychologst) - Living with uncertainty

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London Meeting - September 2008

Speakers

  • Sarah Newton (dietitian) - Eating problems
  • Prof Ian Judson - Q&A session on adjuvant and neo-adjuvant therapy

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Sheffield Meeting - May 2008

Speakers

  • Dr David Hughes (pathologist) - The role of pathology in diagnosis of GIST
  • Prof Penella Woll - Q&A session on current trials for adjuvant and neo-adjuvant use of Glivec

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London Meeting - October 2007

Speakers

  • Evangelos Efthimiou and Satvinder Mudan -  Research on the use of Glivec prior to surgery for GIST.
  • Discussion on complementary therapies.

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Manchester Meeting - May 2007

Speakers

  • Roger Wilson - The formation of the Sarcoma trust
  • Dr Mike Leahy - Q&A session on treatment
  • Dr Bill Newman - Q&A session on mutational testing.

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London Meeting - October 2006

Speakers

  • Dr Beatrice Seddon and Cerys Propert-Lewis (Clinical Nurse Specialist). A question and answer session covering current postion on mutational testing, coping with side-effects of Glivec, and similar issues.

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