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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Other Names for this Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Sarcoma
  • GIST
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Organizations Supporting this Disease

Social Networking Websites

  • is a Web site and blog that collects firsthand stories from people facing issues, making tough decisions, and using genomic (DNA) information in their own healthcare. Click on the link to learn from their experiences and/or submit your own story.
  • The Life Raft Group is an organization that provides support, information and assistance to people with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors and their families. Click on the Life Raft Group to view a list of their member’s blogs or to start your own.
  • RareShare is an online social hub dedicated to patients, families and healthcare professionals affected by rare medical disorders.

Organizations Providing General Support