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Irene Rainville, PhD,Kelly Branda,MS and Judy Garber, MD
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GIST Support International asked Genetics Counselors Kelly Branda, MS and Irene Rainville, PhD questions about genetic factors predisposing people to develop GIST. Kelly is a Certified Genetic Counselor at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and has been working with GIST patients and families through the sarcoma program at DFCI. Irene recently joined the group as a Genetic Counselor and is interested in research examining genetic factors that contribute to cancer predispositions. They will soon be working with Dr. Judy Garber, a medical oncologist and cancer geneticist, and Dr. Suzanne George, a medical oncologist focusing on GIST, on Project FLAG (Families Learning About GIST). The project FLAG website is now available at https://projectflag.org where you can learn more about this research effort and how to participate.
Genetic Factors in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)