Last week we held the fourteenth PAWS-GIST clinic at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.
As is customary we met for dinner on the previous evening to introduce everyone to each other in an informal environment. It was a very enjoyable evening and led us in to next days clinic on more familiar territory.
During the evening Elaine & Kayleigh Stent were congratulated and presented with a certificate of appreciation for their wonderful fundraising efforts for PAWS-GIST. A substantial part of which was raised at the PAWS-GIST ball which they organised.
We had a significant turnout of specialists on the day, including:
- Dr V Ramesh Bulusu - Consultant Oncologist.
- Dr Ruth Casey – Consultant Endocrinologist
- Dr Olivier Giger - Histopathologist and Molecular Pathologist
- Mr Myles Smith – Consultant Surgical Oncologist and general Surgeon
- Dr Henry Dabritz – Clinical Research Scientist, Cancer Metabolism
- Dr Ines Modolell – Consultant Gastroenterologist
- Dr Betina Winzeler – Endocrinologist
- Dr Fleur Talbot - Endocrinologist
On this occasion the clinic was attended by six patients, a further two were unable to attend at the last minute. Each came armed with questions and information of note about themselves and their family medical history. All came away with a very much more detailed understanding of their GIST and a plan of action, while in return contributing to the research that is a growing and vital aspect of the PAWS-GIST initiative.
Feedback has been very positive.
It was a long day but well worth it.
Sincere thanks to all of the medical professionals support team who make this clinic happen. Everyone is extremely grateful for your expertise and dedication.