About Us

Editorial Mission
The GIST and Sarcoma Journal is intended to serve as a comprehensive and authoritative resource of scientifically valid information for physicians and allied health care professionals regarding advances in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Editorial content focuses on the impact of translational research in oncology and gastroenterology relating specifically to GIST. As the official medical journal of the Life Raft Group, it also provides a forum for GIST patient advocacy. The GIST and Sarcoma Journal is circulated to all medical oncologists and other selected medical professionals, and is available to members of the GIST community upon request

The Life Raft Group
The mission of the Life Raft Group is to ensure the survival of GIST patients through a comprehensive approach connecting individual patients’ needs, the worldwide community of GIST advocates and the global health and research environment. To do this, the group focuses on three key areas: research, patient support and education, and advocacy.

Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Center
Director, Sarcoma Medical Research Program
Professor of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Medical Advisory Board

Peter Reichardt, MD, PhD
Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology
Director of the Sarcoma Center Berlin Brandenburg
Director, Cancer Center Berlin-Buch at HELIOS Klinikum
Berlin, Germany

Matias Chacón, MD
Medical Oncologist
Instituto Médico Alexander Fleming
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Michael C. Heinrich, MD
Professor of Medicine (hematology and medical oncology)
Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Portland, Oregon

Andrew E. Rosenberg, MD
Professor of Pathology, Director of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
and Director of Surgical Pathology at the University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Yoon-Koo Kang, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Oncology, University of Ulsan College
of Medicine, Asan Medical Center,
Seoul, South Korea

The Life Raft Group
155 Route 46 West, Suite 202
Wayne, NJ 07470 USA
Phone 973-837-9092 ; Fax 973-837-9095
E-mail liferaft@liferaftgroup.org

Publishing Staff
Stu Chapman, Executive Editor and Publisher
Jenny Chapman, Assoc. Director, Editorial Services
Frank Iorio, Director of Advertising Sales and
Business Development
Gloria Catalano, Production Director
Michael McClain, Design Director

Editorial Office
GUP Associates, LLP
2557 Tulip St.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Tel: (516) 356-5006

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