Welcome to the PAWS-GIST Clinic Website
PAWS-GIST is a UK based alliance of medical specialists, and GIST Patients. We have created a specialist clinic for Wild-type & Paediatric GIST patients.
If you are a younger and/or Wild-type GIST patient then our clinic is tailor made for you!
We are a centre of expertise working to understand the causes and mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour in children, young people and all with wild-type GIST.
Our work is aiming to improve treatment, provide highly specialised care plans and find a cure for this rare form of cancer.
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Info for Clinicians & Nurses
The UK clinic for the rare subtypes of GISTs has been operating since 2014. The national consortium of specialists are here to provide advice and guidance to support you and your patients.
Presently, we run three clinics a year where we review the pathology, molecular profiling, imaging and the management of the patients. The clinic also offers genetic testing and counselling for those GIST patients who may harbour a germline variant.
The clinic also serves as a platform for research and clinical trials. We work in collaboration with international experts in developing more effective treatments.
We are extremely fortunate to have GIST specialists and researchers in the UK who dedicate their lives to improving treatments and finding a cure for GIST. The link below will take you to current research projects..
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