This is the first advisory meeting that brought together GIST patients, their families, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The meeting provided an opportunity for a frank exchange of views on the current status of GIST treatment, feelings on the patient side, and issues that healthcare professionals consider.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all those involved.
*GIST: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Participants (Japanese syllabary order):
Midori Udo (Department of Nursing, Osaka Police Hospital)
Kenji Kawasumi (Department of Pharmacy, National Cancer Center Hospital East)
Tsuyoshi Takahashi (Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)
Yoichi Naito (Department of General Medicine,National Cancer Center Hospital East)
Sumito Nishidate(NPO GISTERS)
Ayumu Hiratsuka (NPO GISTERS)
Facilitator: Yukiko Nishimura (NPO ASrid)
Client: TAIHO Phamaceutical Co., Ltd.
Operator: NPO ASrid