Tania Stutman Donates To GIST Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center
Tania Stutman, of New City, NY, has donated $25,000 to the GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., following the third annual GIST Walk at Rockland State Park in Congers, NY. Since her first gift in 2002, Stutman has donated $60,000 for ongoing GIST research.
Tania Stutman, Margaret von Mehren, MD, and Robert Stutman
Stutman, a GIST survivor, is pictured with her medical oncologist, Margaret von Mehren, MD and the director of the first clinical trial in the United States to test Gleevec for the treatment of GIST, as well as her husband Robert Stutman. While Gleevac worked for Stutman, the drug does not work for everyone with GIST and some cancers become resistant to the drug after a period of time. Continued research is needed.
This year's walk will be held on Sunday, October 2. To register for the walk, call 845-634-6060.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).