GIST Cancer UK

Raising Awareness of GIST Cancer UK

We are seeking funding that will enable us to raise awareness of the charity’s work throughout the UK. So that all GIST Cancer patients are able to access our support and get the help they need as they struggle with a cancer diagnosis & try to come to terms with the challenges of living with GIST.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1129219)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research


  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


There are approx. 800 new GIST cancer patients diagnosed annually in the UK but only approx. 560 patients are currently registered with GIST Cancer UK. This indicates that a large number of GIST patients are unaware of the support they can access through GIST Cancer UK & are missing out on information & help that will improve the quality of their life. We want to ensure that we maintain contact with all the clinicians treating GIST patients so that they can signpost their patients to us.


We plan to run a campaign to raise awareness of our work and services, particularly targeting cancer specialists working within the NHS e.g. GIST / Sarcoma surgeons and oncologists, Specialist Sarcoma, Macmillan & GI Cancer Nurses and provide them with appropriate material to pass on to patients and their families.

  • “The advice, support and feeling of not being on your own that this group offers is invaluable"

    — GIST Patient

  • “I struggled to come to terms with the fact that I had cancer but this group has been a life saver.”

    — GIST Patient

  • “Like others I have found the support of this group invaluable”

    — GIST Patient

  • “Without GIST Cancer UK I would probably still be in my district hospital, with no further treatment after my opp”.

    — GIST Patient