13th of July is GIST Awareness Day, and SPAEN is encouraging everyone to help bring attention to GIST and other rare cancers.
The theme of GIST Awareness Day this year is HOPE! 2020 brought a global health crisis that has challenged GIST patients.
This year’s GIST Awareness Day is dedicated to Nikhil Guhagarkar, our beloved friend, SPAEN board member and passionate patient advocate in India. He will stay in our hearts forever and he will always be the "Face of Hope".
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) affects the digestive tract or nearby structures within the abdomen. The most common location is the stomach. GI stromal tumor, or GIST cancer, is a sarcoma.